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Selva in Action - Iquitos

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DONATE to Selva in Action

The next Selva in Action Missions will take place May 4-10, 2024.  

For more information please contact Program Director, Anita Soluna at  

2024 SIA Mission Volunteer Application

Returning Volunteers Only - 2024 SIA Volunteer Application

2023 April SIA Presentation

2023 SIA Mission Report

, led by Medical Director Dr. Luis A. Espinoza, Dental Director Dr. Arlynn “Sammi” Ráez, and Program Director Anita Soluna, is a volunteer medical, dental, educational, and empowerment program that provides services to villagers living
 along the Rio Momón in the Amazon jungle, a few hours from the city of Iquitos, Perú.

Our Mission Statement:

- To improve access to medical and dental care and promote wellness and educational and empowerment workshops for the people who live along the rivers in the Peruvian Amazon jungle.
- To provide mentorship opportunities for young Peruvian doctors and medical students.

In 2024, SIA will again be working with the Peruvian Navy and Air Force and the municipalities of Maynas and Punchana to serve more than 600 families from 24 villages. During the mission, our volunteers will stay at the beautiful Amazon Garden Ecolodge Boutique

The villages we serve are only accessible by boat and people who live along the river are considered "the forgotten ones". According to the Peruvian Government, the Rio Momón has been declared an area of extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is defined as having so little income that if every cent were spent on food, there would not be sufficient food to provide adequate nutrition.

SIA welcomes all medical and non-medical volunteers who have a willing heart and helping hands.  To join us, or for more information, please reach out to our contacts below. 

SIA Team Contacts

Medical Director
Luis Espinoza, MD

Program Director

Anita Soluna

Dental Director
Arlynn "Sammi" Ráez, DDS

Volunteer Coordinator

Aryn Yancher