Our Communities

 

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

 

 

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Our Communities

Iquique is located on the Amazon River. There are 51 families, with a total population of 214. They have a primary school with 46 students and two teachers and a kindergarten with 12 children and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 2002. They have also benefited, with CONAPAC’s help, in the area of reforestation and painting, new latrines, a playground for the children, a community maloka (gazebo), a community building for meetings, stair rails and fencing, a community water treatment plant, and a school kitchen and a small library.

 

Jorge Chavez is located on the Amazon River. There are 16 families, with a total population count of 83. They have a primary school with 23 students and one teacher. They also have a kindergarten with 7 children and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 2002. They have a community water treatment plant.

Juancho Playa is located on a tributary of the Napo River. There are 38 families, with a total population of 176. They have a primary school with 46 students, a high school with 55 students and a kindergarten with 18 children. There are ten teachers in this community. They have participated in the AAS program since 1994. CONAPAC has assisted this community with reforestation, a new playground, a maloka (gazebo), fencing, and a water treatment system.

 

Juventud Yarina is located on a tributary of the Napo River. There are 10 families, with a total population of 47. They have a primary school with 10 students and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 1997. This community has been improved with latrines, painting, a maloka (gazebo), and a community water treatment plant.

   

Las Palmas is located on the Amazon River. There are 28 families, with a total population of 132. They have a primary school with 23 students and one teacher. They also have a kindergarten with 15 children and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 1994. This community has been improved with latrines, fresh paint, reforestation, a community house, and ornamental plants.

Leon Isla is located on a tributary of the Napo River. There are 13 families, with a total population of 51. They have a primary school with 8 students and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 1994. This community has been improved with latrines, fresh paint, reforestation, a playground for the children, and a water treatment plant.

Llachapa is located on the Napo River. There are 47 families, with a total population of 205. They have a primary school with 47 students and a high school with 94 students. They also have a kindergarten with 18 children and one teacher. They have participated in the AAS program since 1994. Improvements to this community include a piscigranje (fish farm), latrines, a playground, fresh paint, a small library, and a community water treatment plant.

Los Invencibles del Amazonas is located on the Amazon River. There are 9 families with a total population of 47. There is a primary school with 12 students and one teacher.  They joined the AAS program in 2012. Sawyer PointONE™ Family Water Filter Systems have been placed in each home.