The Climb to Marcuray

For some it was the hardest thing they had ever done in their lives. For others it was just another day on the job. And for one little girl it was a daily commute to and from school. Our hike to Marcuray for a health campaign at the local elementary school took almost two hours,…

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…

Promotoras share their knowledge with Patacancha weaving cooperative

This weekend, our promotoras (community health workers) from Patacancha made a presentation to weavers in the nearby town of Rumira. The weavers are part of a cooperative run by Threads of Peru. Promotora Victoria shared her knowledge of back pain treatment and prevention, and promotor Gabriel demonstrated tooth brushing and hand washing skills and explained…

Huilloc promotoras share their knowledge

The final week of June has been a busy one in Huilloc. Over the past several days, Sacred Valley Health and the Huilloc promotoras (community health workers), Teresa and Santusa, have been busy meeting with community members and spreading health knowledge throughout upper and lower parts of the town. On Monday the 24th, Teresa and…

General Assemblies and Health Campaigns with University of Rochester

Last week, Sacred Valley Health hosted three amazing nursing students from the University of Rochester. Although they were only with us for five days, the U of R nurses attended three general assemblies and participated in two health campaigns. They dove in head first by visiting a general assembly on Monday and followed it with…