After a superb breakfast, we visited San Francisco Village. In this place, we spent a great time watching and experiencing firsthand how people live nowadays in the Amazonia. Our visitors were marveled and pleased to experience first-hand how little things in life that we may take for granted can mean so much for people in a different environment.
One of the highlights of this cultural visit was a brief but emotional encounter with a welcoming committee formed by Minga Peru. The latter is a non-profit organization, founded in 1998, with the mission of promoting social justice and human dignity for women and families in the remote rural areas of the Peruvian Amazon. They have been developing various projects in the area, including technically training women and community members in agroforestry, crop cultivation and the construction and management of fish ponds. This has proven to be invaluable to increase the economical sustainability of many people.
In the early afternoon, we started the afternoon’s activities by swimming in Clavero Lake. Later, we came back just in time to go on a skiff ride around the lake and in a couple of nearby small streams.
We came back to ship at sunset with a fiery red sky as our companion. The scenery was spectacular!