In October of last year, after failing to come to an agreement with the local political authorities, Consejo de Salud Rural Andino (CSRA) was forced to close its primary care operations.
Rather than retiring or dedicating their time and energy to another project, Dardo and Mitma Chavez decided to commit to reopening CSRA. On February 5th they were able to reopen their doors and continue serving their community. They achieved this after restructuring their payment model, offering primary care at a reduced cost for the patient. The center has all the necessary equipment and qualified personnel to operate as a first-class service while being economically very accessible.
CSRA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in administering health networks and offers services in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating health projects with a community-based model. The Rosa Vera Fund collaborates closely with CSRA in Montero. You can read more about our partnership here.
Of note, La Escuelita has never stopped providing services since its funding comes directly from Rosa Vera Fund donors.
Since it does not now have financial support from public government bodies, in its new stage the center is committed to self-sustenance.”
– Dr. Dardo Chávez