And now, what can we do?

As Sacred Valley Health transitions into 2014, it is a great time to reflect on our work over the past year.  We successfully expanded into 10 new communities, trained  20 community health workers (promotoras), provided health campaigns in 20 schools, initiated new partnerships and implemented a more systematic way of assessing our communities’ needs.  However,…

SVH Annual Appeal – Please Support Our Work!

Dear SVH Blog Readers, Sacred Valley Health has had a tremendous second year, and we are grateful to many of you for supporting our work. We are reaching out now to raise money to sustain our programs and expand our reach in 2014. Our goals include: Grow our community health worker (promotora) program by adding…

Overnight Adventure in Kelccanka and Yanamayo

Last weekend, Volunteer Coordinator Lucy and Community Coordinator Brooke travelled to Kelccanka and Yanamayo, two of the most remote communities that SVH serves. Carrying sleeping bags, water, and food for SVH’s promotoras (community health workers), they got a ride on a fruit truck that left Ollantaytambo at 6 AM on Friday. Their fellow passengers spoke…

The Climb to Marcuray

For some it was the hardest thing they had ever done in their lives. For others it was just another day on the job. And for one little girl it was a daily commute to and from school. Our hike to Marcuray for a health campaign at the local elementary school took almost two hours,…

In-school health campaigns with St. John Fisher nursing students

Sacred Valley Health is delighted to host nursing students from the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University (Rochester, New York). The nursing students are the third group from SJF to visit the Sacred Valley, and they are with us for two weeks as part of their final academic semester. During their time here, they…