Volunteers In Medical Missions

Peru Amazon Region

$2,570 Trip FULL

Leader: Kimberle Deller, NP

The Peru June 2017 team will depart from Atlanta on Wednesday June 14 and fly into Lima arriving at 11 PM. We will have a lay-over at the airport and take a second flight in the early morning to Iquitos, a Peruvian port city and gateway to the tribal villages of the northern Amazon region. From there we will take a taxi to Nauta and share a breakfast with our Peruvian team members. We will rest in Nauta that day and also prepare for the upcoming clinics.

On the following clinic days we will depart each morning on a river boat and travel down the Ucayali, Amazon, and Maranon Rivers to hold clinics in various villages. These areas are normally served by only one MD and one healthcare worker. We hope to begin a relationship with the healthcare providers as we assist in serving the people of this region. Each evening we will return to Port Nauta for a late dinner. Temperatures will be in the 90's and up to 100 degrees with high humidity even though it is considered winter in June. This trip is for the adventurous volunteer who can tolerate hot and humid conditions. Our hotel in Nauta has air-conditioned rooms and will give us a reprieve from the heat.

By the end of the week we will have served many people who do not normally have access to care. Our goal is always to show the love of Christ and share the gospel to those who may not know Him while serving our brothers and sister in Christ. We will return back to the United States on Friday June 23.


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