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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Every once in a while we see something we can’t forget. That’s what happened when Jim and Dick saw a little girl in Lari, Peru. They persisted until they found her. Their love and concern for the Quechua people in the highlands of Peru has made all the difference for Dante and Siomera.
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.
Investing in Quechua Benefit’s preventative medicine campaigns against anemia will give a return far beyond a traditional investment. You can change the course of children’s lives once they are anemia and parasite free!
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.
Thanks to you, Marjorie will get to have her ear surgery. She loves wearing her pink glasses, seeing with her perfect eyes, and being with her friends at Casa Chapi.
Through the generosity of longtime supporters of Quechua Benefit, Don and Julie Skinner, the Snowmass Community Health Clinic in Chivay will expand its operations to provide year-round dental care and eye exams for Colca Valley children, as well as prenatal care and ultrasounds for expectant mothers.
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%.