Crescendos Alliance was founded in 2012 by three friends determined to improve the quality of life in remote, rural settings. Diana, Liz and Justine share a love of the mountains and the way of life in rural communities now threatened by urbanization and often overlooked by other aid organizations and even local governments. (Check out our Bios under the “People” tab!) 


Our Peruvian Crescendos Alliance programs continue to produce results, follow our on-going work on our Facebook page.


  • Two full medical brigades to the coffee grower communities in the Yanatile Valley
  • On-going counseling for at-risk Quechua youth.
  • Implementing, Happy Health Farm Kids & Second Phase of the Water Project
  • New! Biohuerta (Greenhouse) Project-–teaching sustainable, small-scale, organic vegetable gardens.


  • Continue with on-going humanitarian programs
  • Expand programs to lowland coffee growing areas
  • Test Water Project results and interventions
  • Using geo-coded databases start proposing new research based on baseline understandings of communities.
  • Child growth and nutrition-high altitude, “tierra”
  • Neonatal health problems
  • Emergency medical transport


  • Fellows from International Medicine/Global Health Program U of Utah
  • Full Time Bi-Lingual Social Worker in place
  • Full Time RN (Peruvian) on Crescendos Staff
  • Graduate and Undergraduate students from ISU-summer research and community projects
  • Water Quality Research—Water Engineer, Multi-disciplinary Peru-US team.
  • Established library at grade school in Kacllaraccay and school supplies
  • Teen After School Program in Maras
  • First community work with coffee plantations in Quillabamba area-NEW SITE for Crescendos
  • Funding for Health Education Scholarship Program—local teens going to university to become Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Dentists.


  • Crescendos MDs and supervised medical students working at local district clinic
  • Sponsored local kids and adults soccer teams and championship tournament
  • Data gathered and analyzed: 100% households surveyed, water distribution mapped via GIS, morbidity/mortality data from district clinic, trauma registry WHO standards
  • Classes taught to district health professionals: Ultrasound for emergency and obstetrical patients
  • 501c3 status obtained


  • Establish relationships with community in rural Peru
  • Sign MOUs with community, clinics and local authorities for the “mini-clinica
  • Contract for construction with local in-kind donations of labor, Feinberg School of Medicine grant
  • In-residence fourth year medical student to get clinic and programs off the ground
  • Start process to get 501c3 status-Idea of * Crescendos Alliance*
  • Community interviews-
  • Open new Mini-clinica November 2012