The first Shawi Clinic in indigenous territories was completed with funds from Impact A Village and direction by Eda Zavala. This is the only clinic in the whole area that will provide medical assistance to Nuevo Pizana, Nuevo San Martin and Nuevo Nauta Shawi villages in Peru. Under the direction of Eda Zavala Lopez, our cultural ambassador in Peru, Impact A Village supported the Shawi communities in the remote Cordillera Escalera Mountains. Support included funding doctors and medicines during outbreaks of COVID, Dengue and other emergencies, building local health clinics, school supplies and teachers, and other forms of community assistance. Through Eda’s efforts and extraordinary communication and collaboration skills, she mobilized parents, leaders and teachers from nine Shawi villages to bring education and health care into their communities.
Eda successfully directed the building of a modern bathroom with toilets, shower and washbowl for the Mushuk Llacta de Chipaota community. She also managed the purchase and distribution of school desks and chairs for the Shawi community.
Since 2009, Impact A Village has supported projects that improve education and healthcare in communities around the world. In December 2023, Impact A Village ceased operations and is no longer accepting donations or making grants. Thank you for your support over the years.