Ducks, Firewood, and Cacti – All In a Day’s Work

Sacred Valley Health’s disabilities campaign has been working hard collaborating with two other organizations to open a school for children with disabilities. Between running from one meeting to the next, talking with parents, and coordinating with the school’s teacher and program coordinators, I can say that these past weeks have been very hectic. But through…

No Time Clock Required

Although you know we often adventure to general assemblies and mobile clinic days, what is it that we do on all those other days? With an organization as active as ours, it can be hard to explain everything that falls into the category of “all in a day’s work.” In the office, we collaborate on research proposals,…

A Road (Much) Less Traveled

Sacred Valley Health’s most recent mobile clinic provided care in the rural, high mountain community of Patacancha, nestled between snowcapped peaks and glaciers at over 12,000 feet above sea level.  The day-long mobile clinic began early on a Wednesday morning, as four Sacred Valley Health volunteers, our nurse (+baby), medical student and doctor gathered at…

One…Two…Three Promotoras!

Last Wednesday was an exciting day for Sacred Valley Health. A group of us ventured up Patacalle to the rural town of Huilloc to present our community health worker, or promotora, training program at Huilloc’s monthly general assembly. After countless delays due to passing oxen, road construction, and a relentless flat tire in the truck in front of us, we…

Up and Running!

The Sacred Valley Health office has been up and running for over a month now. However, making our new space a usable office took lots of energy and a bit of finesse – from painting, dividing up less-than-glamorous office chores, finding furniture, sharing limited desks, establishing office hours… to running errands to ensure that we…