Peru

ECOM Foundation Awards Grant to Strengthen Programs

Ecom Foundation Grant

Grounds for Health is the grateful recipient of a two-year $45,000 grant award for the Development of Origin Resources from the ECOM Foundation.

Since 2006, the ECOM Foundation has made a significant contribution to Grounds for Health’s programs through engaging ECOM staff in collaborative activities in Mexico, […]

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Peru: Healthy Communities Ready for the Harvest

Peru staff

Kyle (far right) next to in-country coordinator Martha Pineda and three community health promoters in Monterrico

In early March, as one of Grounds for Health’s new Program Managers, I made my way to Peru for my first Grounds for Health trip to the field. After many travel […]

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Celebrating Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru: A Drop in the Ocean for Women’s Rights

Working in the field of cervical cancer prevention in coffee growing communities since 1996, Grounds for Health has been privileged to work with a tremendous number of extraordinary women—as staff, collaborators, donors, students and recipients of care. Ana Aguilera, Boston University Master of Public Health candidate, is currently interning with our program in Peru. She […]

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Celebrando la Prevención del Cáncer del Cuello-Uterino en Perú: Una Gota en el Mar

Trabajando en el enfoque de la prevención del cáncer cérvico-uterino en comunidades cafetaleras desde 1996, Cultivando la Salud ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con un gran número de mujeres extraordinarias—como personal, colaboradores, donantes, estudiantes y de receptores de atención médica.

Una candidata de maestría en la salud pública, Ana Aguilera, de la Universidad de […]

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Most Significant Change: Importance of Training

Ena leading a training session

Ena leading a training session

Story Teller: Ena del Carmen Balarezo Ramirez
Role: A midwife working in sexual and reproductive health division of DISA Jaén, the sub-regional health authority
Date of Recording: July 4, 2013
Location: A restaurant in Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru

My name is Ena del Carmen […]

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Volunteer Perspective: Sylvia Estrada

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

Sylvia training local health care providers in VIA. Nicaragua, November 2010.

“Priceless,” is how Sylvia Estrada, a veteran Grounds for Health volunteer, explains the value of traveling to Latin America with Grounds for Health. “When a woman […]

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Peru: Showing What's Possible

Peru: On the fast-track to success

Peru: On the fast-track to success

We recently completed our first campaign in Peru, and one thing is already clear: Peru is a standout country for our programs. Rich in coffee and one of […]

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Churupampa Walk

We had been walking steadily downhill through coffee fields for about two hours, stopping once or twice to “poach” a tropical fruit and satisfy our slight hunger. This November day had started off as all mornings in the coffee-growing region of Chirinos, Peru seem to: cool and slightly cloudy. But during those hours of plodding […]

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A Peruvian Marriage

Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen.

Mountain pass on the drive to Jaen.

Editor’s Note: This piece was written on June 15, when Senior Program Officer Rebecca Singer and Senior Clinical Officer Elisa Vandervort were in Peru, investigating Grounds for […]

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Grounds for Health to Peru

Next stop: Peru

Next stop: Peru (image: wikipedia)

August Burns (Executive Director) and Elisa Vandervort (Senior Clinical Officer) are in the midsts of planning Grounds for Health’s first-ever trip to Peru at the end of February. The purpose of this trip is to explore a […]

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