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.
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.
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.
June Mission Trip
SALUD PARTNERS made a mission trip to Cuchiverachi in June of 2015. Activities included a medical clinic, children's VBS program, distribution of clothing, pouring of concrete floors, and laying of irrigation pipeline.
During the June trip, we anticipated laying one mile of pipeline. The pipeline will be laid to transport water from the local springs to the dormitory and neighboring homes in Cuchiverachi on our upcoming trip.