Sofia’s Story

  Once a month, we will be posting profiles of SVH promotores and docentes to introduce readers to our amazing community health workers. For our first post, we would like to introduce Sofia, who lives in the community of Rumira Sondormayo. Rumira Sondormayo is home to approximately 20 families and is located on the northern…

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…

Stewart bids farewell and the promotoras learn about nutrition

On Thursday, the Sacred Valley Health staff climbed into our driver Ruben’s van (called a combi here) and made the gorgeous trek up to the community of Patacancha, where we held a day of promotora training on the topic of nutrition. We took a winding route to Patacancha, since we needed to pick up several…

New Beginnings

Last Friday, SVH/Ayni Wasi staff jumped into two combis to go to the Chillca Posta for the first official training of our second group of promotoras (community health workers). Prior to heading to posta, one group went to pick up promotoras from the higher altitude communities of Rayan, Soccma, Marcuray, and Rumira. Another group went…

Keep Calm and Carry On!

Last week, Sacred Valley Health welcomed the group Healer2Healer to Ollantaytambo. Healer2Healer is US-based non-profit that provides “international cultural exchange and service learning in rural indigenous communities for acupuncturists, reiki practitioners, and students.” H2H ran a series of clinics providing acupuncture, massage and reiki in the communities we serve, and they also shared their skills…