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April 23, 2014
Video about health work in the Andes
"We have seen changes in health, improved order in the houses and we have seen women take greater leadership roles 
in their communities.- Community Health Promoter (qhali) with DESEA Peru

Over the past six months, Vibrant Village Foundation has partnered with DESEA Peru, a Peruvian NGO working to improve health of the Quechua people in the Andes mountains, in villages 13,000 feet above sea level. 

With our grant support, DESEA Peru is working in the communities of Microcuenca, Ccarampa and Chayna to engage local residents in health trainings and screenings, install bio-sand filters and provide community water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure projects. 

In the last three months the team has distributed 58 bio-sand filters, provided health services to over 200 people and trained community health workers, or qhalis as they are known in the region as, to provide community health outreach in this extremely remote region of South America.

See DESEA Peru's video of their great work.