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The impoverished people of the Amazon desperately need your help. Your donation will help purchase medicine and supplies, hold clinics, provide for essential needs, and make sustainable improvements in this remote corner of the world where the poor are too often forgotten.

When you help a sick child or sick adult, you bring joy and hope, and you enable that adult to work and try to climb above the economic, social and emotional stress their family faces each day.

Amazon Promise founder Patty Webster:
CNN Hero and Caring Award Recipient

 Watch Patty's CNN video here.


Read about Patty's Caring Award

Patty Webster Caring Award for two decades of dedication to the Amazon

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Attention Medical Professionals and Students - Expedition Dates!

We are only taking applications for the October 2016 medical expedition.


These are the remaining 2016 rotations:

October 15 - 22  (OPEN) One Week Only

Trips include work in impoverished neighborhoods of Iquitos and remote jungle communities. One, two or three-week options are available. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or click here for Volunteer Expedition Schedule or Volunteer on the menu above.


Amazon Promise Spring 2016 Newsletter is here!

IT'S OUT!   The Spring 2016 Newsletter!  Catch up on Amazon Promise's activities made possible through the time and financial support of our donor and volunteer community.  

Read inspiring patient stories, compelling volunteer experiences, updates on our special projects, beautiful photos and more!  Please read and share with your friends, and as always, spread the word of the great work that Amazon Promise does with the help of its volunteers and donors.   Click on here Newsletter or on the menu (Newsletter) above to see past updates!


Amazon Promise treats 4,569 people in 2015

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Composting toilets ready to go.

Installed rainwater catchment system.


Despite the challenges of funding, logistics, and an unpredictable environment, Amazon Promise diagnosed and treated over 4,569 people in 2015; reaching those too poor to afford even government-subsidized medical care. In addition, Amazon Promise continues its cervical cancer screening and treatment program to confront an astonishing 22% incidence rate of women in urban areas who present with cervical pre-cancerous cells requiring cryotherapy treatment.

Furthermore, as part of its commitment to improve the general health and living conditions of the poor, Amazon Promise is continuing its collaboration with Engineers Without Borders to install rainwater catchment systems and with Toilets for People to provide composting toilets in areas surrounded by open sewage.  Make a donation today to help us continue providing these life-saving programs!


Support Our Ongoing Work in Belen

Located adjacent to Iquitos, Belén is a sprawling river community of some 74,000 people who lack the most basic amenities required for human health. Outdoor defecation, piles of rotting trash and drinking water contamination are rife. Most children are malnourished. Living conditions are beyond comprehension. The prevalence of many diseases is extremely high. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also high.

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Health Education, Prevention and Intervention

th_HIV_poster¡Soy Capaz! is Amazon Promise's HIV-prevention, education, and patient care program that also includes education about other infectious diseases, domestic violence, women's rights, and environmental protection. The motto, "¡Soy Capaz de protegerme!" (I can protect myself) sends a strong, encouraging message, empowering each and every person to actively take charge of his/her life and share the responsibility for the health of their community and environment.

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Touching the Lives of thousands in need!

4 Amazon Promise is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization founded to provide desperately needed medical and dental care to remote populations living in the Upper Amazon Basin of Northeastern Peru. Our Peruvian operations are headquartered in the jungle city of Iquitos where we provide medical services and education to its residents and neighboring Belen. Additionally, since 1993 we have conducted routine medical outreach, training, and education in 40 remote villages. Our volunteers form the backbone of our organization. Both medical, dental and non-medical volunteers work alongside our seasoned American and Peruvian staff to serve the needs of over 5,000 people each year.

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Dental Program

Dentistry is an important part of Amazon Promise’s work in Peru. We're always looking for dentists and dental students to join our Promise Expeditions.

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Traditional Medicine

During our health campaigns and clinics in indigenous and river villages of the Peruvian Amazon, Amazon Promise offers treatments to patients that combine western and traditional medicine. We explain and orient our patients in the use of medicinal plants.

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