Nearly 50% of school age children in Peru suffer from parasites and anemia. Because of your generosity, students at Casa Chapi receive regular check-ups to diagnose and treat these ailments. Healthy children are able to attend school more often and have better aspirations for the future.
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Whatever your expertise, you can be like Debra Parcheta. She is a database designer who is making a lasting impact. Recently Debra volunteered with Quechua Benefit in Peru and used her expertise to assist with our anemia prevention campaign.
Your contributions to combat anemia in Peru are multiplied because of our strategic partners in Peru. Partnering with local and regional governments enables Quechua Benefit to accomplish more in the fight against anemia.
With your help, Quechua Benefit is continuing to combat anemia and parasites in the remote highlands of the Colca Valley. The next stop is Caylloma District, where 1,729 preschoolers, school-age children and pregnant women will be tested and treated for anemia and parasites.
In Peru, women and children run a high risk of being anemic, which can impair children’s ability to learn in school and keep the women from caring for their families. With your help, Quechua Benefit is reaching remote villages with a proven, simple and cost-effective treatment.
We began implementing our Healthy Communities program in September 2016. We are proud to report that we recently re-tested the children who received anemia treatment in eight towns of the Colca Valley, the cure rate was 70%.