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» AMOR Projects is based in the district of Campo Verde, population of 19,696. Campo Verde comprises part of Province Coronel Portillo, which is included in the Department Ucayali. The closest city, Pucallpa, is 38 kilometers from the project site.

» AMOR Projects has 247 acres of land located at kilometer 38 of Carretera Federico Basadre/Carretera Central. This land-known as “Km38” or the main project site-is used for medical facilities, farming, and agricultural development. AMOR Projects also has a medical facility at kilometer 8.

» Pucallpa is a third-world city of more than 200,000 inhabitants and the fastest growing jungle town in Peru. Located on the banks of the Ucayali River, it is also a commercial center for the logging, rubber, and oil industries which finance much of its economy. Pucallpa boasts very little tourism although there are various native villages and places of interest nearby. Many shantytowns have sprung up in and around the city, and countless motokars (a motorcycle with a small buggy attached) and taxis make the roadways buzz with activity.

Travel

» All Peru travel centers in Lima, Peru’s capital city. All international flights make their first stop here for customs and immigration.

» Travel from Lima to Pucallpa is available by ground or by air. Ground transportation by public bus takes approximately 20-24 hours to cover 864 kilometers and crosses the Andes mountain range. Air travel entails a 45-60 minute flight.

» The AMOR Projects site is 38 kilometers from the center of Pucallpa. Transportation is available by taxi and motokar and takes approximately 35 minutes.

Climate

» Pucallpa is located in the low jungle region of Peru’s Amazon basin. Elevation is approximately 486 feet (148 meters) above sea level. The region boasts a hot and humid tropical climate with temperatures averaging between 70-90 degrees F.

» There are two seasons: rainy season and dry season, although rain is present year-round. Rainy season traditionally falls between November and March and Pucallpa receives approximately 120 inches of rain per year. During rainy season, daily showers are a regular occurrence. Rain storms can last all day or be as quick as a half-hour downpour.