June Mission Trip
SALUD PARTNERS has another trip coming up on June 17th - 25th. Activities on our Feb. trip included a medical clinic, children's VBS program, distribution of jackets and hand-knit caps, putting ceiling lights in every room, installment of sinks in all bathrooms, and burying by villagers of irrigation pipeline.
Warm winter clothing is distributed to children in Cuchiverachi. We have donated over 200 blankets and more are always needed. We are sensitive to the Tarahumara culture and try to help them preserve their native dress. We provide large quantities of colorful fabric for their striking clothing.
In 2000, a coalition of healthcare providers from Gallup, New Mexico, began SALUD PARTNERS. Its goal was to provide medical and logistical help to the native people in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico. Today, SALUD PARTNERS is dedicated to improving the life of the under-served people in the Tarahumara settlement of Cuchiverachi. Our focus includes medical and dental clinics, improving local nutrition, providing clean water, and enhancing the quality of life with things such as warm clothing and blankets.
During the coming June trip (17-25th), we anticipate distribution to all households of 5-gallon water filter systems to help boost the villager's health.
SALUD PARTNERS has distributed more than 300 trees to the villagers in Cuchiverachi. Village leaders have learned how to enrich the local diet with protein from rabbits and chickens.