What’s the word?

“How did you spread the news about our health campaign?” asked one of the SUNY Brockport volunteers that came to Peru two weeks ago. I smiled and said, “Well, by foot.” Communication can be challenging in the communities we serve. Many promotoras and their neighbors don’t have cell phones, nor do their communities have cell phone…

Our university volunteers share their experience

Moriah Gilhooly and Robert Yates are both a semester away from receiving their Bachelors of Science in Nursing at SUNY Brockport. They both just completed a week of volunteering with us, during which they taught health topics to nearly 200 community members in the Sacred Valley. And they’re both great photographers. Yesterday, I had a conversation…

Come on down, SUNY Brockport!

This week, SVH/ Ayni Wasi welcomes a group of nursing, pre-med, and Spanish students from SUNY Brockport in upstate New York. The Brockport students and professors are conducting health education campaigns in partnership with our promotoras (community health workers) in the mountain communities of T’astayoc, Rumira Sondormayo, and Huilloc. They will also participate in a health…