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Amazon Promise 

Amazon Promise is a U.S. non-profit organization founded in 1993 to provide desperately needed healthcare in the Upper Amazon Basin of northeastern Peru.

We partner with government agencies, local Peruvian staff and medical providers and traditional medical practitioners, focusing on women’s and family healthcare, community health education and medical training. Through our partnership with Engineers Without Borders, we also install rainwater harvesting systems to ensure access to clean drinking water.

We are a boots-on-the-ground organization that welcomes international medical, non-medical and dental volunteers to work alongside our seasoned American and Peruvian staff. Many volunteers join us as we travel to 32 remote river villages to provide outreach clinics.

Our Peruvian operations, headquartered in Iquitos, are always open to receive patients from jungle communities and provide continuous medical care to  people in need.

Amazon Promise Partnerships

Amazon Promise is a non-religious, apolitical, non-profit organization. We are proud to be affiliated with the following dedicated partners:

Keeping a Promise That Benefits ALL

A two-minute video by filmmaker Brooklyn Demme that beautifully reflects our mission and honors the people we serve.

Watch New CNN Heroes Segment

CNN Heroes is celebrating 15 years of highlighting and promoting the work of people running nonprofits all over the world!

Happy Anniversary and thank you, CNN HEROES, for helping Amazon Promise become a more sustainable and successful organization going into our 29th year providing medical care, health education, and clean water to communities of the Peruvian Amazon! To kick off 2022, the network just ran a new segment featuring Patty Webster, our founder and president, who it first recognized as a CNN Hero in 2010.

You gotta have guts. Working in the Amazon jungle is not an easy job.

2010 CNN Hero Patty Webster on her nonprofit Amazon Promise providing medical care, education, clean water and sanitation systems to people in remote and impoverished communities of the Peruvian Amazon.

View the story about Patty at CNN Heroes.

Through the Eyes of Celine Cousteau and Patty Webster

A short video by filmmaker Celine Cousteau featuring Amazon Promise at work in Peru.

Note: This film shows indigenous communities that our organization is able to visit infrequently due to their extremely remote jungle locations, which can only be accessed with transportation assistance from the Peruvian military and other government entities. However, most communities that Amazon Promise medical teams work in receive care year round from us.

Where Western and Traditional Medicine Meet 

A short film by journalist and filmmaker Danny Bull that shows the blended approach Amazon Promise takes to healthcare delivery in remote Peru.

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