Applying fluoride and herding alpacas in Kelccanka

The day began as many mornings do in Peru… waiting for transport. We were relieved when the fruit truck finally appeared. Then we saw the sheer number of people crammed into the back and balanced on the sides. Fifteen minutes and much negotiation later, we joined the masses seated along the side rails. After climbing…

One Week in Ollanta – A Visitor’s Perspective (cont’d.)

Continued from “One Week in Ollanta – A Visitor’s Perspective“ 5/21 Ollanta à Pisac We take off on a shopping excursion for the majority of the day. The market was a gigantic maze of scarves, ponchos, chess sets, yarn, hats, blankets, jewelry – you name it, we could buy it (and some of us did!). …

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…