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09/07/2020

Let´s help Nuevo Paraiso

Nuevo Paraíso is a community of only 120 people located on Yanamono Island () (see map) downstream of the Amazon River whose main source of income is the sale of jungle products
Nuevo Paraíso is a community of only 120 people located on Yanamono Island (see map) downstream of the Amazon River whose main source of income is the sale of jungle products such as bananas, yuca and other fruits of the region mainly to the City of Iquitos . The only way to get to Iquitos with their products is by sailing upriver in their peque peque.
 



During the COVID-19 quarantine, they continued to take their products to Iquitos for a matter of survival, probably without the necessary elements for their protection, and unfortunately the entire population became infected, leaving them with sequels that must be treated so they can  sustain themselves.

Thus, in order for the reactivation of the economy to reach the neediest in Peru, we have launched our Social Responsibility Campaign "Iquitos and the Amazon River area waiting for you" with two promotions that will not only allow the Peruvian and Foreign Tourists to know our beautiful Jungle but also help this Community with a donation from US $ 5 to USD $ 10 included in the price of the promotions.
 
How will this help arrive them?:
The Operations Manager of Terraverde Hotels, a brand that brings together Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, Victoria Regia Hotel and Hotel Acosta and with the experience and seriousness of years of helping the riverside Communities, will take the help directly to them.
 
The supplies to deliver are:
• Medicines
•Nonperishable food
• Hygiene Items
• Reusable face masks
We will be happy to share with you dear travelers, the photos of the donations made.
 
Children in Nuevo Paraiso
It is estimated that in this small riverside town there are approximately 50 children, most of them of school age and attending primary and secondary school but currently have serious limitations to study because they do not have face-to-face classes and because there is no access to television and even less to the internet to follow the program of the Ministry of Education  called "Aprendo en casa"
 
What can we do to keep them studying ?:
In addition to school supplies, books and folders, a battery-powered transistor radio is essential at this time.
 
What help has Nuevo Paraíso already received?
In 2019, Nuevo Paraíso received our help and from the Rotary International Exchangers. 
Three very important things for the Community was donated: DRINKING WATER (see images), A SCHOOL (see photo) and also a MEDICAL post (see images)
Both, the Medical Post and the School need to stock up with many supplies, but at this time of urgency the following is needed:
- Antibacterial soap
- Folders for school
- Medicines such as paracetamol, alcohol, serum.
- Face masks
- Groceries
 
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, ONCE WE CAN MOVE TO A NUEVO PARAISO, WE WILL BE INFORMING YOU  ABOUT HELP RECEIVED.