You can help

The impoverished people of the Amazon desperately need your help. Your donation will help purchase medicine and supplies, hold clinics, provide for essential needs, and make sustainable improvements in this remote corner of the world where the poor are too often forgotten.

When you help a sick child or sick adult, you bring joy and hope, and you enable that adult to work and try to climb above the economic, social and emotional stress their family faces each day.

Amazon Promise founder Patty Webster:
CNN Hero and Caring Award Recipient

 Watch Patty's CNN video here.


Read about Patty's Caring Award

Patty Webster Caring Award for two decades of dedication to the Amazon

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Amazon Promise Fall 2015 Update

November 27th, 2015.  We have a brief update on activities from Amazon Promise Fall 2015 Update. Please read and share with your friends, and as always, spread the word of the great work that Amazon Promise does with the help of its volunteers and donors.


Attention Medical Professionals and Students!

We are taking applications for the 2016 May remote, Summer and Fall medical expeditions (February is full!). OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, MEDICAL, PA AND NURSING STUDENTS! These rotations run from May 28 - June 11, July 16 - Aug. 6, and October 8 - 29. Trip includes work in impoverished neighborhoods of Iquitos and remote jungle communities. One, Two and three-week options are available. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Amazon Promise treats 1,324 people in February 2015

Amazon Promise founder and president, Patty Webster, reports on the success of the February 2015 medical and humanitarian expedition to Iquitos, Peru and the surrounding impoverished communities along the Amazon River and its tributaries. Amazon Promise held 10 medical clinics with the help of generous volunteers from the University of Michigan, Penn State, the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and the University of Winnipeg.  

Amazon Promise February 2015 Clinic

Despite the challenges of funding, logistics and the environment, Amazon Promise diagnosed and treated an astonishing 1,324 people who are too poor to afford even government-subsidized medical care. In addition, thanks to a special crowd-sourced funding campaign, Amazon Promise added cervical cancer screening and treatment to its regimen of care and encountered an astonishing 22% incidence rate of women in urban areas who required cryotherapy treatment.

Furthermore, as part of its commitment to improve the general health and living conditions of the poor, Amazon Promise is continuing its collaboration with Engineers Without Borders to install rainwater catchment systems and with Toilets for People to install composting toilets in areas surrounded by raw sewage.

Read this UPDATE for the full story. Share it with your friends, family and colleagues. Spread the word of the great and necessary work that Amazon Promise does with your financial and volunteer support.  This is what life is about: giving, helping and touching the lives of others.  Please donate what you can afford, and encourage others to donate and volunteer.


2014 End of Year Newsletter

Read the Amazon Promise 2014 End-of-Year Newsletter!
Catch up on the work Amazon Promise has done in 2014 (2015 coming soon!). Read about the highlights from our expeditions.Hear from volunteers about their experiences. And most of all, we like to use the newsletter to remind YOU, our member donors, of the tremendous good that you do.


Dental Program

Dentistry is an important part of Amazon Promise’s work in Peru. We're always looking for dentists and dental students to join our Promise Expeditions.

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Traditional Medicine

During our health campaigns and clinics in indigenous and river villages of the Peruvian Amazon, Amazon Promise offers treatments to patients that combine western and traditional medicine. We explain and orient our patients in the use of medicinal plants.

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Touching the Lives of thousands in need!

4 Amazon Promise is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization founded to provide desperately needed medical and dental care to remote populations living in the Upper Amazon Basin of Northeastern Peru. Our Peruvian operations are headquartered in the jungle city of Iquitos where we provide medical services and education to its residents and neighboring Belen. Additionally, since 1993 we have conducted routine medical outreach, training and education in 40 remote villages. Our volunteers form the backbone of our organization. Both medical, dental and non-medical volunteers work alongside our seasoned American and Peruvian staff to serve the needs of over 6,000 people each year.

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Support Our Ongoing Work in Belen

Located adjacent to Iquitos, Belén is a sprawling river community of some 74,000 people who lack the most basic amenities required for human health. Outdoor defecation, piles of rotting trash and drinking water contamination are rife. Most children are malnourished. Living conditions are beyond comprehension. The prevalence of many diseases is extremely high. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also high.

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Health Education, Prevention and Intervention

th_HIV_poster¡Soy Capaz! is Amazon Promise's HIV-prevention, education, and patient care program that also includes education about other infectious diseases, domestic violence, women's rights, and environmental protection. The motto, "¡Soy Capaz de protegerme!" (I can protect myself) sends a strong, encouraging message, empowering each and every person to actively take charge of his/her life and share the responsibility for the health of their community and environment.

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