|NuevaLife in the Amazon|
NuevaLife’s Impact in Indigenous Communities of the Amazon
NuevaLife is proud to present its new project at the Amazon. Our main objective is to improve the living conditions of these communities by implementing activities related to education, health and conservation.
We are working at an area that has been declared in extreme poverty and has little or zero access to support from the government or other non-governmental organizations. According to the 2007 census, these communities count with a 19.3% of anlphabetism, and a 71% of poverty level. Their main activities are agriculture at a low scale and fishing. These communities are located in the Loreto region in the North-East area of Peru (28% of the country) where native traditions can still be found.
These areas have no access to roads or other ways of communication with big cities and can only be accessed by water or air. For these reasons, the indigenous populations have very little access to basic services such as potable water, drainage, health and education. The lack of accessibility to these services creates health harms like malaria, viral hepatitis, yellow fever, etc. Therefore, they have a very high mortality rate, especially in kids younger than 5 years old and pregnant women.
We are very confident that with your help and our team of experienced doctors and biologists interested in improving the well being of these families, we will be able to help treat, prevent and control these diseases through health brigades, educational programs and conservation awareness.