Rainforest Cruises


    The Riberenos School project provides better education and needed clothing to 90 children ages 3 through 10 years old who live in the remote riverside communities of Puerto Miguel, San Francisco and Amazonas in the Amazon Rainforest of northern Peru.

    Access to education is hard to come by in the region, and the few schools operating have limited funding and support. Any supplies that you bring will directly contribute to increasing essential literacy and math levels of the local children.

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


    General School Supplies:
    Abacuses, Colored Pencils, Coloring Books, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Solar Calculators

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

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Checkers, Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Playing Cards

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls, Volleyballs, and Volleyball Nets

    Flip-Flops, Sandals, and T-Shirts

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Toothbrushes and *Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.