Identifying the Problems, Devising Solutions

As you’ve read in earlier blog posts, the Sacred Valley Health team uses GPS technology to map the communities we serve. When we record each household’s location, we ask a household member a series of survey questions that give us demographic data and information about factors (such as presence or absence of a chimney) that…

New promotoras, new interns, new maps

Last Monday, Sacred Valley Health staff traveled to Soccma, a one hour drive from Ollantaytambo, where we welcomed two more locally-elected promotoras (community health workers) into our program. Roxana, from Soccma, and Bertha, from Rafka, join eight other new promotoras who started training last month. Including the promotoras who started with us over a year…

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…