Promotoras attend their 11th training with Sacred Valley Health

This month’s training – our promotoras’ (community health workers’) 11th – was a repaso (review) of the previous three trainings. The themes reviewed in this capacitacion were Cuidado de Los Gestantes (Care of the Pregnant Woman), Medicinas Naturales (Natural Medicines), and Dolor de La Espalda (Back Pain). Yet again, the promotoras performed impressively; using their…

Day 3: SVH’s Medical Campaign Takes to the Road

Cramming into two combis last Friday, SVH staff, the visiting medical students from Wayne State University, and the Ollantaytambo Municipality’s mobile health clinic combined forces to deliver a free clinic at the posta (clinic) in rural Piscacucho. We spent the morning busily seeing patients of all ages and ailments, with grateful ‘mamis’ bringing freshly cooked maize as…

Preparation and Promotora Training

As we new volunteers settle into our roles at SVH, our second week has provided a great insight into the varied work schedule that lies ahead over our six months of volunteering as Community Coordinators! We spent most of the week preparing for our first promotora training, which took place yesterday. At the beginning of…

From the Sacred Valley to Massachusetts… and Beyond

As a long-term volunteer with SVH, I was fortunate enough to share a piece of my experience with my family. In September, much to my surprise, my dad and step-mom – George and Sophie – came down to visit Ollanta to see what exactly I had been up to for the past 6 months. George…

An Incredible Funding Opportunity for Sacred Valley Health!

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Hope for Poor Children Foundation just generously offered to match all donations we receive through the end of the year (up to $15,000)! This is an incredible opportunity for a new organization like Sacred Valley Health to continue our community health training work in Peru’s Sacred Valley as…