Amazon Friends & Family COVID-19 Emergency Fund
March 20, 2020
Our friends and family in Peru are also being deeply affected by this global pandemic. The lodges are empty and the boats are idle. Tourism has come to a complete halt. All of those smiling faces who greet us on boat docks, prepare our delicious meals, guide us safely down rainforest trails, and work tirelessly to protect their part of the Amazon – they are hurting and do not enjoy the same social and economic safety net that so many of us take for granted. Because they are such an important part of our Amazon community, we want to help create a bigger, stronger safety net to assist them through crises that will emerge as they go through this time with no tourism and no income.
We are in daily contact with Explorama management and as of today, there is an urgent need to provide food and cleaning supplies for Explorama staff & their families who are already ill with the virus.
If you are looking for ways to be a force for good in the midst of all of the disruptions caused by global spread of the coronavirus, please consider donating to the emergency fund we are establishing for our Amazon family. 100% will be used to meet the most critical needs that emerge for them during these tumultuous times. Thank you!