Accommodation

Posada Amazonas

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 65 children of the community from ages 6 through 14 years old.

Through the generosity of our guests we can provide these children with the resources that they need in order to make a difference in their lives.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

* 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.
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Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and 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.

Needs

General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, 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, and Tweezers

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe

Surgical:
Dressings, Needle Holders, Plaster of Paris, Speculum, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs

Syringes:
5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 50 ml Syringes

Testing Kits:
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits

Medications:
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, and Zinc Tablets

Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Hats (for Premature Babies), Foepostoscope (Fetoscope), Infant formula milk (must be in date and seal intact), Neonatal O2 Sat Probes, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pulse Oximeter, Umbilical Cord Clips, and Weighing Scales

Reference Materials:
WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book

Linens:
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 2016

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 take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.