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.
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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%.