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Selva in Action - Iquitos

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The next Selva in Action Missions will take place April 29 to May 5, 2023.  

For more information please contact Program Director, Anita Soluna at anita.soluna@gmail.com  


2023 SIA Mission Announcement

SIA Missions Presentation

2023 SIA Mission Application


SELVA IN ACTION (SIA)
, 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 2023, SIA will collaborate with both the Peruvian Navy and Air Force 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
espinozalui@gmail.com



Program Director

Anita Soluna
anita.soluna@gmail.com



Dental Director
Arlynn "Sammi" Ráez, DDS
drraez36@gmail.com


Volunteer Coordinator

Aryn Yancher
SelvaInAction@gmail.com