Date: July 4th, 2019

Location: Marás, Peru

By Kaitlin Monroig

We are so fortunate for the gifts we have received and we are thankful you chose to share them.

Today we were in Marás, Peru! Marás is a very small town in the mountains located near a salt mine. We saw over 150 patients between the eye and medicine clinic. Many patients today only spoke Quechua, an indigenous language of Peru. All week we have worked with wonderful native translators who were able to translate from Quechua to Castellano, a language very similar to Spanish. This week has truly been a collaborative effort from everyone involved and we are so appreciate of everyone’s hard work! Although we are here for only a week, we are trying to make a lasting impact on our patients. Tomorrow is our last day of clinic; it is only fitting it is at our home base in Urubamba! ¡Hasta mañana!