To improve the health care knowledge and conditions for the people in the communities on the Napo River in the Loreto Department of Peru, decreasing the need for the people to leave their villages, families and homes for health care in possibly compromised conditions.
In addition, to provide special projects for education and support, with emphasis on the elderly, and the women and children throughout Perú.
Health care access is the major problem for the people who live along the rivers in the Amazon River basin. Rivers are fast and treacherous. Some villages dont have boats with motors, which may mean a clinic is 8-16 hours away, with someone paddling a canoe. Some villages have canoes with little motors called peque peques, less than 15 horsepower, but they must also have gasoline. Gasoline requires money, and neither money nor gasoline is readily available in the jungle. Most areas have no public boats.
In order to assist the people with better health care access, we developed a simple plan: To bring as much basic care to the villages as possible and train the people to care for themselves.
Our guiding premises
Primary mission of health care access and education