Promoting health through sharing knowledge

“It has been a tremendous year for my family and me. This was my second year working as a promotora de salud in my town of Huilloc. More people seek out my knowledge every week.” –Promotora Teresa As a Sacred Valley Health promotora (community health worker), Teresa provides health education and frontline care to the…

25,000 Opportunities to Double your Impact

“Before becoming a promotora, I’d always wanted to help my community, but I didn’t have the resources. I wasn’t prepared to give advice to my neighbors. Now, I have more knowledge and the strength to be a leader in my community. Before, when I needed to speak before an assembly of my community, my words…

The first docente training!

On Wednesday, SVH/Ayni Wasi began a new chapter with the first day of the docente training workshops. Docentes are promotoras  (community health workers) who have completed the training program and have been have been selected to teach and mentor our new class of promotoras. The five selected mentors met at the SVH/Ayni Wasi office for an introduction to the…

Meet the Docentes!

Last Friday, five of our promotoras (community health workers) embarked on a new chapter with SVH/ Ayni Wasi – they became docentes. Through a leadership training and development process, they have been have been selected to teach and mentor our new class of promotoras. We are very proud of these students-turned-teachers. So that you get to know the new docentes,…

Promotoras Teaching Promotoras

“It’s all about sustainability. The Docente Program is so exciting because we are putting SVH/Ayni Wasi into the hands of Peruvians.” –Mary Underwood, Community Coordinator For the past couple of weeks, SVH/Ayni Wasi staff has coached the graduated promotoras (community health workers) in a variety of skills associated with leadership, including public speaking and commanding…