Nothing can prepare you for Iquitos, Peru! We've heard this from nearly every volunteer that comes to help Amazon CARES. Manuela Rodrigues is more prepared, however, as she was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The wall of suffocating heat that welcomes every visitor on deplaning felt familiar to her. Excited, she hopped on a three-wheeled rickshaw and headed to work!
Manuela joined Amazon CARES years ago, but in January, 2016 she assumed leadership of all operations in Peru & in the USA! On this, her first trip to Iquitos, she would finally see all that she had imagined.
|Halloween Event at our Clinic.|
|Manuela with rescue dogs, Laura and David.|
We rescue many homeless animals, and Manuela met some of them on her first day. She finally met the entire staff! Be sure to check in as we learn more about Manuela’s exciting trip!