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Geographic location:  Santa Teresita community is located in the Cachibococha Lagoon at 23 km from Pucallpa town, Ucayali

Population: There are 285 people in the community of Shipibo of Cachibococha where 72 approximately are young children from 8 to 16 years old.  In average each family has 5 members.

Basic services in the community:  The community has a small medical center The basic services are:

- Public health, welfare assistance
- Family planning.
- Pre-natal care.
- Environmental issues like clean water and sanitation services.
- Malaria , TB, infectiuos disease control
- Infant mortality
- Immunizations.

Poverty levels: Shipibo is a very poor community earning a $3.00 US of salary per day.

Undernourishment levels: The level of undernourishment among young children from 8 to 16 years olds is 26%. The children suffer of parasite intestinal.

Community accessibility: This Shipibo community is two hours by bus from the main town of Pucallpa. (Through a road in terrible conditions and after a none paved section plus a half an hour of canoeing). It is located on the Cachibochoca Lagoon shore.

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