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…

Final Data Collection for our Pilot “Poster Project”

On Wednesday SVH piled into a car bright and early to complete Phase I of our pilot study in Yanamayo. We split into two groups to divide and conquer the task of visiting every house to collect their afiches, posters that the families used to self -report incidences of diarrhea and cough for the past…

Recent SVH Visit to the Community of Yanamayo

It is a misty early morning, with clouds soaring overhead and rain spitting down.  Our van winds up up up past the bustling town of Patacancha and in another 90 minutes we crest a mountain pass and then descend slowly to the scattered town of Yanamayo.  The landscape is stunning.  Absolutely pristine. Mountain peaks, mist and frigid glacial streams…