The Back Road to Yanamayo

As part of the flood relief effort, Viviana, one of our promotoras and the president of the village of Yanamayo, has been actively collecting basic food supplies for her community over the last week, using our Ollantaytambo office as a base of operations. We offered to help deliver the large bags of rice, sugar, and oats…

A Community Lesson

Setting off up the mountain at 7 am, we were excited to attend the monthly general assembly in Patacancha late last week, the first to be held since this community appointed a new president and government. At a previous meeting with the vice president, we had secured a spot for representing Sacred Valley Health/Ayni Wasi…

Mt. Ausangate (AWESOME-GOTTA) Trek

The Peruvian Andes are constantly beautiful wherever you choose to hike. However, not all hikes are breathtakingly (figuratively and literally!) challenging. A few Sacred Valley Health volunteers recently packed their backpacks to the brim and headed to trek around the highest peak in this region — Mt. Ausangate at 20,945 ft. Our five-day adventure began with…