What are our promotoras thankful for?

If you’re reading this post from the States, you’ve likely put a full tank in your car, ready for interstate Thanksgiving travel. Maybe you’ve already decided which sweet potato pie recipe you’ll follow. (If your family is anything like mine, the recipe hasn’t changed in the last fifty years.) And though we’re not basting turkeys…

Meet the Docentes!

Last Friday, five of our promotoras (community health workers) embarked on a new chapter with SVH/ Ayni Wasi – they became docentes. Through a leadership training and development process, they have been have been selected to teach and mentor our new class of promotoras. We are very proud of these students-turned-teachers. So that you get to know the new docentes,…

Promotoras Teaching Promotoras

“It’s all about sustainability. The Docente Program is so exciting because we are putting SVH/Ayni Wasi into the hands of Peruvians.” –Mary Underwood, Community Coordinator For the past couple of weeks, SVH/Ayni Wasi staff has coached the graduated promotoras (community health workers) in a variety of skills associated with leadership, including public speaking and commanding…

Article 25: The Action

This weekend, SVH/Ayni Wasi led Ollantaytambo in joining hundreds of cities worldwide in the first ever Global Day of Action for the Right to Health. The day was coordinated by Article 25, an organization devoted to advocating for a human-rights-based approach to healthcare. Today, global health disparities cause 20 million deaths every year. At SVH/Ayni…