Trip Leader: Dr. Larry Frick/Larry Montgomery/Dr. Chad Wallace
Dates: July 29th – August 8th, 2017
Cost: $1520 plus airfare (estimated at $1300)
Project: We will provide medical care to unreached indigenous peoples in the Amazon region of Peru who don’t have access to care. The medical team will provide outpatient medical and dental care, medications, eye-glasses and minor procedures. We will also be providing evangelism and community health education.
Personnel Needs: Physicians, PAs/NPs, dentists, nurses, dental assistants, pharmacists. Non-medical people are also welcome and will be able to assist professionals in the clinic and help with logistics, patient flow, evangelism and health education. There is also need for Spanish speakers to help. Participants need to be able to tolerate the three-hour hike to reach the village and the primitive living conditions.
Location: The team will fly to Lima and overnight there. Then we will travel within Peru by air to Tarapoto where we will have a day to prepare for our remote village outreach. From there we will travel by bus, river-boat and a three-hour hike to Charapillo. We will visit other villages on the way as well. There are no hotels in the villages. The living conditions in the villages will be quite primitive and we will as we will be sleeping on the floor or in hammocks and bathing in the river. We will return via Tarapoto to Lima the day before our flight home.
To apply: Apply online at www.gointernational.org.
For more information: Contact Larry Frick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-858-3171.
Requirements: Good health and willingness to serve. Abide by cultural expectations of hosts. Passport expiration date CAN NOT be prior to February 8, 2018. No tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or profanity. Must meet all deadlines: Paper work and financial.
Extra Costs: Food and expenses while in transit to Peru. Spending money for souvenirs. Inoculations (if necessary, check with your physician). Passport and/or Visa (if necessary).