Doctor by day, Priest in the evening in Iquitos, Peru

Doctor by day, Priest in the evening in Iquitos, Peru

From Pearly Leow

For my birthday this year, I would like to raise money to help support Dr Raymond Portelli's cause in helping the people of Iquitos, Peru. Dr Raymond has dedicated the past 24 years of his life as a doctor & priest there

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More on Dr Raymond’s work: 

He currently runs four homes in Iquitos: 

  • A home for elderly people that have been abandoned
  • A drug rehabilitation centre where people do a 6 month in house program
  • A home for patients with AIDS
  • A night shelter for the homeless where they give out at least 500 meals a day to people in need 

2. He also runs a clinic during the day where patients get their medications for free

3. He also goes on weekly trips to other villages (at times only accessible on a 4-10hr boat ride) with a massive bag of medication to see as many patients as he can before moving on to the next village. 

Dr Raymond’s work is not government funded and relies solely on donations. He needs around €300 per day (~€110k per year) to: 

  • Maintain and run the different homes
  • Pay for the other doctors, nurses, care workers 
  • Free medications for his patients 

All these makes up for most of the running costs and to help keep his work going, Dr Raymond also organised a number of fundraising activities. Dr Raymond has dedicated his life towards helping the people of Iquitos and I felt that this is the least I could do to help his cause so that he can continue to be a blessing to others ❤️

^^ Here’s an article I found where you can find out more about Dr Raymond’s work: Ray-of-hope-meet-the-Gozitan-priest-and-doctor-helping-thousands-in-the-Peruvian-Amazon-6736196180

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