Docentes Take Flight!

On the two hour walk to Pomatales, one of our newest communities, a sense of nervous excitement quickened my step. I was mentally preparing myself for a difficult day, making a list of all of the things that could go wrong. After months of hard work and preparation, it was the first day that one of…

Filling in Holes

After saying goodbye to the promotoras (community health workers) who had participated in the Leadership Training Workshop sessions, my colleagues and I talked about the transformation we had seen. Even the most reserved, mild-mannered promotoras were projecting confidence and inner strength. I was amazed at how far they have come. And then I looked inward,…

University of Rochester’s First Week of Health Campaigns

Last week was a busy one for Sacred Valley Health staff and our volunteers from University of Rochester School of Nursing. After settling into their homestays on Monday afternoon and jumping into Spanish class, the nursing students came into the office Tuesday morning ready to work. We began with a few cultural exercises to prepare…

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…