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Posada Amazonas

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Project #1

Located in a rural area along the Tambopata River, Infierno is a native community of the Ese'Eja indigenous people with 500 inhabitants.The school serves the 65 children of the community between the ages of 6 and 14.Through the kind generosity of our guests we can provide these children with the resources that they need and make a difference in their lives.


School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Compasses, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dry erase markers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints and paint brushes

Reference Materials:
English, Spanish, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
English, Spanish, Alphabet flash cards, Math flash cards, Word flash cards

Wall Charts:
English, Spanish, Human body educational wall charts, Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps

Text/Reading Books:
Spanish, Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology Textbooks, Exercise Books, General Science Textbooks, Health Textbooks, Language/Grammar Textbooks, Math Textbooks

* We have been advised by a Pack for a Purpose traveler that current customs regulations allow only one laptop per individual, even for donation. Please be aware of this before packing for a purpose in this country. We recommend you confirm that this regulation is still in place by contacting the Peruvian Embassy before your trip. *

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working laptops

Bananagrams, Chess sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Guiros, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls

New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes

Project #2

The Native Community of Infierno Clinic in Infierno serves the 500 people that live there.Through the generous donations of our guests we can make a difference in the health and well being of the people of the community.


Ace bandages, Band-Aids, Blood pressure cuff (Digital), Blood sugar machines and strips, First-Aid kits, Gauze, Giving sets, Hot pack, Ice/cold pack, Needles, Oxygen tubing, Pen-torches / flashlights, Respiratory masks, Sanitary napkins, Scissors, Small scissors, Spacers for asthmatic patients, Splints, Tampons, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tweezers

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen concentrator, Pediatric laryngoscope, Slit-lamp, Stethoscope, USS doppler + probe

Dressings, Needle holders, Plaster of Paris, Speculum, Surgical gloves, Surgical scrubs, Swabs

5 ml syringes, 10 ml syringes, 50 ml syringes

Testing Kits:
Malaria testing kits (RDTs - Rapid Diagnostic Test kits with reagent), Pregnancy testing kits

Alcohol gel, Antibacterial ointment, Antibiotics, Anti- diarrhea medication, Antifungal cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Burn cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough treatments, Ear drops, Eye drops, First aid spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium sulfate paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (scabies cream), Vitamins, Zinc tablets

Specifically for Children:
Baby blankets, Baby oil, Baby powder, Baby soap, Child O2 sats probe, Cloth diapers and clips, Hats (for premature babies), Foepostoscope, Infant formula milk (must be in date and seal intact), Neonatal sats probe, Newborn clothes (very useful), Pulse oximeter, Umbilical cord clips, Weighing scales

Reference Materials:
WHO 'Hospital Care for Children' Book

Bed linens, Pillows, Towels

Office Supplies:
Solar Calculators, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Staplers

All the needs are current as of April 16, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.