Health
 Peru
Project #6688

Disability Aid in Rural Peru

by Awamaki
Vetted

Summary

Awamaki Health works within Ollantaytambo, Peru and the surrounding rural, mountainous communities. There are multiple aspects to our health program, however our disabilities campaign focuses on disabled individuals in this region to support them in their area of greatest need - whether providing them with a medical apparatus, corrective surgery or greater access to education.
$6,920
total raised
70
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Highland communities around Ollantaytambo are drastically under-served by the Peruvian medical system. Individuals with disabilities, though they may live within reach of medical services, suffer from a lack of appropriate care. The government-provided health insurance for impoverished Peruvians does not cover medication, treatment and rehabilitation services for those suffering from a number of conditions.

Solution

Awamaki's disability outreach program works with individuals identified through a broad census of the community. Working with the patients and doctors we have identified priority areas for each individual that our work helps to address. Dependent on the individual, our volunteers provide physical therapy, social interaction, education, or provide connections to specific resources.

Long-Term Impact

Our work with disabled individuals has the potential to make a huge impact on the beneficiaries. Many of these people have never received adequate medical attention and the support we offer them is often the first they have ever received. We hope that connecting these disabled persons with medical resources now will lead to an improved quality of life and a heightened sense of autonomy and empowerment for these individuals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.awamaki.org
Info on some of the people we work with

Organization Information

Awamaki

Location: Ollantaytambo, Cusco - Peru
Website: http:/​/​www.awamaki.org/​
Project Leader:
Grace Schmitz
Marketing Coordinator
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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