Healthy Relationships: Our Last Lesson at Casa Mosqoy

During the past three lessons at Casa Mosqoy in Cusco, the Sacred Valley Health team taught young adults (ages 18-25) about family planning and pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, and signs, symptoms, and prevention of sexually transmitted infection. Last Wednesday marked the fourth and last class of this series, and we focused on what it…

Hiding Wallets and Hugging Backpacks at the Baratillo

On a recent Saturday SVH volunteer Amy and I met in the Ollanta Plaza de Armas at 5am to catch a ride into Cusco for some early morning shopping. Luckily, there was a combi already partially filled, and we hit the road by 5:15. Despite our best efforts to nap on the ride, the ride…

One Week in Ollanta – A Visitor’s Perspective

Yo hablo un pequeño Español. I wish I would have had time to learn (re-learn) more Spanish and medical Spanish!! 5/18 JFK à Bogota à Lima (4 hours of sleep) Avianca Airlines is amazing. Can’t believe we’re actually going to Peru, especially with such a great group of people. One person, una persona, speaks Spanish….