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Home visits - Finding community health needs in Nuevo Peñasco

Series: Puerto Penasco | Story 4

On our second and third day in Puerto Peñasco, our group traveled from the center of town about 3km (1.8 miles) to a section of town called Nuevo Peñasco, splitting into two teams for home canvasing the neighborhoods' medical needs for several hours each day.

Nuevo has a stark conditional contrast to other parts of Peñasco. Cracked pavement turned to dirt as we entered. While there was litter strewn through Peñasco, it is common to see piles of garbage all around, with a noticeably larger street dog population.

According to Saul Veladiz, the city gave plots of land to residents who needed a pl...


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