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.
Cumbres Scholarship ProgramThe Cumbres Scholarship Program promotes the secondary education of young people in Cuchiverachi by providing the means for deserving students to continue their education with the goal of preparing them for better employment opportunities, improving communication skills, and eventually assuming positions of leadership in their community.
During the coming February 9th - 17th trip, our goal is to provide clean water filtration systems to all of the households and the school to help boost the villager's health.
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.
February Mission Trip
SALUD PARTNERS has another trip coming up on Feb. 9th - 17th. Activities on our Feb. trip include a medical clinic, an expanded children's program, distribution of jackets and hand-knit caps, installing a hot water heater, attaching iron security bars to the windows, constructing a French Drain for better water runoff, as well as wall board finishing and painting.