At Naranjal neighborhood health center, Jenae weighs a patient.
Alyssa holds the patient’s baby. Students assist with intake and are learning to give injections.
Jenae and Alyssa help the nurse prepare the weekly statistics report.
Alyssa and the nurse gather tangerines from a tree behind the center.
Natalie volunteers at a private clinic in San Ramon. Many of her patients are employees of a mining company who receive a health screening.
Twice a week Natalie spends time with children at an after-school program. Here she reviews English homework with a friend.
Jenae and her host family in San Ramon enjoy a new puppy.
In the San Miguel Ashaninka native community, English teacher Seth is surrounded by his youngest students.
Nate’s host father Teofilo provides leadership for eco-tourism in San Miguel.
At a ceremony to welcome visitors and celebrate Peru’s holiday for teacher appreciation, a young soccer fan joins the teacher in singing the Peruvian national anthem in the Ashaninka language.
Students and a teacher prepare to perform the song they learned from Nate and Seth– “head, shoulders, knees and toes.”
Nate delivers a speech expressing his appreciation for the community’s hospitality.
Musicians perform a traditional tune.
Seth’s host mother wears the traditional women’s blue kushma. Men and boys wear a similar brown kushma, and community leaders have striped kushmas.
Alyssa, Sadie, Sylvia, Natalie and Jenae enjoyed a visit to Nate and Seth at the San Miguel community.
In the office at Chanchamayo Highland Coffee, Sadie provides valuable connections to coffee drinkers in the English-speaking world.