The Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Público Damaso Laberge (IESTP-DL), partner of NWB, offers nursing education that includes clinical placements in the deep jungle. These clinical placements are compulsory for all students and take the form of a health brigade (teachers, students and laboratory technicians offering primary health and community health activities) and are often the only way for isolated communities in the jungle to receive health care. However, the IESTP-DL was faced with major logistical difficulties compromising these internships. Indeed, river transport is the only way for health brigades to travel from the school, located in Indiana, to villages in the deep jungle. The only vehicle available was a boat that the IESTP-DL had to rent. What is more, this boat was expensive, unsafe (no roof, no seats, no life jackets), inefficient (several hours to reach the villages) and could not contain more than eight people.