Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
Monthly archive June, 2017
CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Our June 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was another great success!!  Over 500 medical patients and 1,384 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 63 eye surgeries and over 60 ultrasound procedures were performed.  This was...
Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

June 16 Today we saw patients from 8am to 1pm in the medical clinic, completed post operative cataract checkups, and packed up the clinics by 5pm. Some of our members left for a night in Cusco, while others headed for macchu pichu. Everyone took time to enjoy the beautiful country of Peru through hiking in the mountains or...
Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

We woke up today to the sound of loud bangs, some of us thought alpacas were being prepared for food and others thought it was fireworks. The firework-minded people won, because Peru was celebrating the holiday of Corpus Christi. Because people had the day off, our clinics were swamped. I was working the medical clinic...
Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #4 – 2017 Mission

Today (June 14) was busier than the last two days, with at least two confirmed buses of patients coming at some point for the clinics. I worked in the eye clinic again, this time taking histories and translating Spanish or Quechua to English on the medical forms. Luckily I was joined by Mia and Andrea, two...
Blog Post #3 -  2017 Mission

Blog Post #3 – 2017 Mission

This post is a little more personal because after the first day our clinics become routine. Today I worked in the eye clinic performing visual acuity exams. We were stationed outside the optometry clinic in a small outdoor courtyard with two benches and 3 eye charts taped to the wall. Even though the courtyard was...
Blog post #2  2017 Mission

Blog post #2 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We slept in for the first and only time this week, after this we’re looking at early morning starts at 6:45am and earlier! After a breakfast of coffee, papaya juice, bread, pineapple and papaya some team members went to the local market for Peruvian popcorn, some took pictures with the llamas behind the hotel, and...
Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

Blog Post #1 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We traveled from JFK airport in New York all the way to Calca, Peru with a layover in Lima! Our journey began at 7:30pm(EST) on June 9 and we arrived in Calca at 3pm(CST), making a total travel time of 19.5 hours. Our dedicated team came mostly from New York, but also from as diverse places...