A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…and What About a Map?

“Is that my house? No, that’s it right there” says promotora (community health worker) Teresa. We are looking at a map prototype of her community. “You should make the background a little greener so it’s easier to use the trees as landmarks,” says promotora Santusa. Community Coordinator Escolástica and I are up in Huilloc training…

GPS Mapping in Kelccanka

Yesterday we spent the day collecting data in Kelccanka, one of the most remote communities that Sacred Valley Health serves. We split up into three groups. Three of us jumped out of the van about 2 hours into the 3 hour drive, and walked with SVH promotora Ana Cecilia to visit outlying houses. The two other…

Mapping Patacancha

After a successful start in Piscacucho last week, the team from Broad Street Maps set off bright and early to take GPS coordinates and record demographic data from households in Patacancha. They were accompanied by several SVH community health workers (promotores de salud) as well as our driver Ruben, our nurse Leticia, and Sonja, a nurse…