Author Archives: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred

Looking back on the week in Cuzco

Our schedule in Cuzco was quite grueling last week – 12-13 hour days, and Thursday found us eating pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) delivered to our lodgings at 10 PM! Friday, however, was our last day and we finished … Continue reading

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Arrival in Cuzco

After a late Friday night dinner party with Yancana Huasy colleagues, we rose bright and early on Saturday for our 6:30 am ride to the airport for flights from Lima to Cuzco. We arrived to bright sunshine and blue skies, with … Continue reading

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Our week in Lima complete…

From the sunshine and cool temperatures of of Cuzco there is time at last to write a post about our final day in Lima. On Friday 7 children were scheduled including 1 returnee from earlier in the week. We were on … Continue reading

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Our Wednesday

After two nights with no internet access we are back online at least for tonight! And back at the hostel in time to post some photos and stories. Unlike previous years,  we must fend for ourselves for dinner when we arrive … Continue reading

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The gang is all here!

In the wee hours of the morning everyone arrived safe and sound…no missed flights, no lost luggage…we are grateful! This morning we gathered for breakfast and introductions – a great group!

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Waiting for our team to arrive…

Sammie and I have had two lovely days of combined rest and productivity. We have gotten our laundry done and learned a few key things about the lavanderia next door in the process! We re-did orientation and welcome documents for the … Continue reading

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Warehouse Work is Done!!!

The fact that we finished all our organization and loading work at the Caritas del Peru warehouse in one day plus a couple of hours yesterday feels like a miracle, but it is true! This morning we arrived at Caritas … Continue reading

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From Postural Care to the Warehouse

Sammie and I had a wonderful morning at Yancana Huasy. Twelve mothers and their children attended a special session on night-time postural care, consisting of a presentation (translated by our amazing friend Luis) followed by a practical session. At least … Continue reading

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Postural Care – Teaching and Home Visits

This morning brought the great pleasure of teaching a class on 24 hour postural care, attended by therapists and other professionals from Yancana Huasy and other community based rehabilitation organizations in Lima. In addition to the formal presentation there was lots … Continue reading

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Hurry up and wait…

Sammie and I are here in Lima, our shipment is here as well, but we will likely not see the contents of our containers until Thursday. As these things go there are delays beyond our control, but there is always … Continue reading

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