Sofia’s Story

  Once a month, we will be posting profiles of SVH promotores and docentes to introduce readers to our amazing community health workers. For our first post, we would like to introduce Sofia, who lives in the community of Rumira Sondormayo. Rumira Sondormayo is home to approximately 20 families and is located on the northern…

Health Chats and Potatoes in Chupani

      Lesson prep: Flora packs her community health worker essentials before house visits One early morning in the community of Chupani, promotora Flora prepares herself for the day. First, she feeds her two young children a warm breakfast of soup and potatoes. She then packs her community health worker essentials: a binder filled…

Giving Back To SVH

Sacred Valley Health, which operates under the name “Ayni Wasi” in Peru, has friends in all places, and we love hearing stories of giving back. One of our past student volunteers, Tony Vasile, recently organized a donation drive in his hometown. The drive helped bring in many first-aid kit materials, such as Neosporin, gauze, medical tape, and…

5 Facts About Sacred Valley Health

Sacred Valley Health has two official names In the United States, our organization is a nonprofit known as “Sacred Valley Health”. In Ollantaytambo, Peru, we go by the name “Ayni Wasi.” This is a Quechua phrase that translates to “House of Reciprocity.” Sacred Valley Health becomes more sustainable as it grows In the Sacred Valley…