Semillas Life

It is very important for us to find different ways to promote the development and progress of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon. We believe that working together with these communities in developing different skills for its people and creating new job opportunities, not only will help to reduce poverty but to reduce activities that are damaging the environment such as, logging or illegal/legal gold mining with strong contaminating chemicals. Protecting the Amazon should be a global commitment because of its incalculable biological and ecological value.

We are an NGO working for the economic and social development of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon. We focus on education, environment, ecotourism and cultural exchange. We believe that promoting the development and progress of these communities can help reducing the destruction of the Amazon. The first of a series of programs that we are working on is the English teaching program. We believe that English lessons will provide a valuable opportunity to help local people gain the skills they need to communicate with tourists and also help the younger generations to have better life opportunities.

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United Kingdom


We taught for 3 hours Mon-Thurs with 3 different classes which was so fun! I loved teaching them and really enjoyed myself in the classroom as well. This was 1 hour in the am and 2 hours in the evening. However, for the majority of the day there was nothing to do so I was bored, therefore I would recommend this more for someone who is a digital nomad or has things to do online during the day because there isn’t much to do at all. However on Fri, Sat and Sun we would go out on excursions with Hans which was super fun!! I loved getting to explore the town and the Amazon, and meeting his family!

about 1 month ago

United States


Semilla's Life was an amazing experience- I felt like it was a true cultural immersion in a place that would be difficult to access otherwise. I was only able to come for 2 weeks, but my spanish improved so much. I had a lot of fun teaching as we were able to incorporate lots of games to help the kids with their english. The weekend activities were great, we went to the waterfalls, swimming, camping, made chocolate, and visited a local tribe. Many thanks to Hans, Dora, Mayorit for welcoming us into their lives and showing us the beauty of peru!! Christian is very supportive. I recommend:)

about 2 months ago



I had a fantastic time volunteering at Semillas Life!
I really enjoyed teaching at the school and working with the kids. It’s amazing to see that you can actually leave an impact. Moreover it is a really authentic experience. The local family is incredibly lovely and took us on many different trips. Since there are no tourists you really live like a local. The nature of the Amazon rainforest is so fascinating as well.
I became friends with all the other volunteers and the shared house is also a great place to live.
Thanks again to everyone! I‘m very grateful for this experience!

4 months ago



I had such a great time in Codo! The teaching was a lot of fun and both the kids and adults were so welcoming, motivated and appreciative of us as volunteers!
Dora, Hahns and family made us feel so incredibly welcome and ensured we were very well taken care of! They also provided us with great opportunities to explore the region and also to feel apart of the community in an authentic way! I can’t thank them enough as a family for the kindness they showed me throughout my stay!

4 months ago

United Kingdom


My experience in Codo del Pozuzo with Semilla's Life was unforgettable! The students were friendly and keen to learn . Teaching and seeing their progress was very rewarding.
Codo is relaxed and friendly. I always felt safe.There are shops and restaurants and food shopping is cheap.
The house is basic but the kitchen is well-equipped and the beds are very comfortable. I loved the jungle sounds at night.
The locals who looked after us were lovely! They took us on trips to the jungle and Dora even invited us to her home for lunch. We became good friends and laughed a lot! 😁
Highly recommended!

5 months ago

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