“In the beginning, people laughed at [the promotoras], made jokes about us, and didn’t believe in us. But as time passed they began to see us for consultations. And we helped with their health problems. Now, there are no more problems, because they have a better sense of what we do. They even want more health trainings!”
– Bertha, from the community of Soccma
Watch a video interview with Bertha here.
“For me, the best part about being a promotora is attending training workshops, treating [body aches] with herbal tinctures, and having contact with my neighbors.”
– Ana Cecilia, from the community of Kelccanka