Empowerment – two more days to have your gift matched!

Beginning in January, five of our veteran promotoras (community health workers) will teach new promotoras de salud the skills they need to provide frontline care, spread health knowledge, and introduce disease-preventing practices to their communities. This initiative expands the geographic reach of our programming and also enhances the docentes’ status as leaders in their home communities….

Promoting health through sharing knowledge

“It has been a tremendous year for my family and me. This was my second year working as a promotora de salud in my town of Huilloc. More people seek out my knowledge every week.” –Promotora Teresa As a Sacred Valley Health promotora (community health worker), Teresa provides health education and frontline care to the…

25,000 Opportunities to Double your Impact

“Before becoming a promotora, I’d always wanted to help my community, but I didn’t have the resources. I wasn’t prepared to give advice to my neighbors. Now, I have more knowledge and the strength to be a leader in my community. Before, when I needed to speak before an assembly of my community, my words…

A conversation with Michelle Glatt, Director of Programming

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Michelle Glatt, our Director of Programming, to discuss the new promotora (community health worker) training curriculum she’s been planning. I present you with some excerpts from our interview! “In the past couple years, SVH/Ayni Wasi* has developed a promotora program that has gained the communities’…

The first docente training!

On Wednesday, SVH/Ayni Wasi began a new chapter with the first day of the docente training workshops. Docentes are promotoras  (community health workers) who have completed the training program and have been have been selected to teach and mentor our new class of promotoras. The five selected mentors met at the SVH/Ayni Wasi office for an introduction to the…