History


The first Luzeiro boat was inaugurated in July 1931 by the couple Leo and Jessie Halliwell, with the goal of bringing sanitary education and free medical and dental assistance to the needy riverside populations of the Amazon. Several other Luzeiro launches have been built over the last 80 years, serving the needy populations along the many rivers in the Amazon jungle. During these years, thousands of people were directly benefited by the support provided by the boats. In many cases, this was the only way these people could get some medical and dental care.

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Boats


Currently, the project counts with 2 launches, that cross different regions of the Amazon taking medical and dental care for the riverside and indigenous populations.

 

Luzeiro XXVI

This boat operates in regions where there is a great need for health professionals. You can be part of Team Luzeiro XXVI!


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Luzeiro XXX

This is the newest Luzeiro boat. The professionals and volunteers who live on this boat are making a difference in the lives of the river dwellers in the Amazon.

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Volunteer Work


The Luzeiro Project has a full-time team of commanders, doctors, nurses and dentists. These people live for the mission of promoting better health for the riverside population and indigenous people that live in isolated areas of the Amazon jungle. We are also open to receive new volunteers that want to embark on one of the Luzeiro boats and spend one year spreading love and healing to the Amazon people. If you are interested in participating, click on the link below.

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LUZEIRO XXVI BLOG

Follow what happens in the region where Luzeiro XXVI works. Our team has many stories to tell.

LUZEIRO XXX BLOG

The Luzeiro XXX team works in very isolated places. Choose a story and see what happens in the Amazon jungle.

LUZEIRO XXX BLOG

The Luzeiro XXX team works in very isolated places. Choose a story and see what happens in the Amazon jungle.