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Evacuating a child with a broken femur
September 18, 2014

On a recent day in a remote village in Peru, DESEA nurses, Mary Luz and Sandra, and qhali, Jeronima, encountered an eight-year-old girl, who had fallen 2.5 meters onto a rock four days earlier.

A simple solution for eczema, a changed life
September 9, 2014

Eczema, exacerbated by the woolen clothing used in the high Andes, had caused Hilda to scratch at her arms and legs. Children made fun of her and the teacher, not understanding her condition, told her she could not return to school until she was cured.

"You make my heart flutter like a dove"
September 4, 2014

Within indigenous Quechua communities in the Andes it is the custom for women to move to their partner’s community when they start their married lives. Many of their mothers, as they age, are then left without the care and support of their daughters.

Dinah, an Enhanced Learning Volunteer
September 2, 2014

After completing high school in 2011, Dinah lacked the funds and opportunities to pursue a career as a social worker. Instead, like many young Kenyans, she has been staying at home and struggling to provide for her 2-year-old son.

Maasai women adopt new strategies to support their families
July 17, 2014

Nkoyoyo Monglya and Lilian Muriet Leshan are mothers who struggle to feed, clothe and educate their children in a traditional tribal society. Still, these two women have hope.