Household Surveying and Mapping in Palomare and Olmiron!

Last weekend, SVH continued to map and collect data in the communities of Palomare and Olmiron. As Community Coordinator Lucy explained in last week’s post, the household surveys enable us to identify the needs of the communities we serve and to meet those needs by training our promotoras (community health workers) in relevant skills. We…

GPS Mapping in Kelccanka

Yesterday we spent the day collecting data in Kelccanka, one of the most remote communities that Sacred Valley Health serves. We split up into three groups. Three of us jumped out of the van about 2 hours into the 3 hour drive, and walked with SVH promotora Ana Cecilia to visit outlying houses. The two other…

Mapping Patacancha

After a successful start in Piscacucho last week, the team from Broad Street Maps set off bright and early to take GPS coordinates and record demographic data from households in Patacancha. They were accompanied by several SVH community health workers (promotores de salud) as well as our driver Ruben, our nurse Leticia, and Sonja, a nurse…

SVH and Broad Street Maps: Our Mapping Project Begins!

Last week a team from Broad Street Maps joined us in Ollantaytambo to begin a two month mapping project. During March and April, we will be working with them to map all of the communities that Sacred Valley Health currently works in, as well as the communities we hope to expand to soon. The maps will…

Autumn Newsletter from Sacred Valley Health

Our latest newsletter went out via email a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve heard that it landed in some people’s Promotions folder. So we’re re-sharing it via the blog. Enjoy! Why are we doing this work? The Sacred Valley is home to many small, geographically isolated communities that lack access to basic health services….