Supporting the people of the Tahuayo River Basin.
Saving the Amazon rainforest by helping its people
In 2007, the Angels of the Amazon began improving the simple medical post in Esperanza Village, which was not adequate for the health care needs of the Tahuayo River communities. The medical post was eventually improved to a full clinic with construction of facilities, hiring of staff and supply of medicines and equipment. In 2019 a full renovation and expansion allowed for more improvement of health care and Peru’s Ministry of Health awarded the designation of “Hospital Level 1” for the facilities. In addition to the operation of the hospital Angels of the Amazon has provided support for advanced treatment in hospitals in Iquitos, Lima and the USA, has provided vaccination drives, has provided special facilities for disabled residents as well as many other forms of health care assistance for the communities. Although the clinic was built to service the health care and needs of the people of the Tahuayo River basin, patients in medical need often travel from surrounding communities seeking out quality medical and dental treatment.