The objective of AMOR Projects is to improve the health status of Peru's population, targeting the class of extreme poverty.
We place a high priority on the physical and spiritual health of Peruvian villagers living in poverty. Our goal is to alleviate illness and ease suffering through free medical care and health education, making our services accessible to those in greatest need.
» To mingle with our brothers and sisters in east Peru.
» To show sympathy, love, and compassion as we minister to their medical, dental, educational and spiritual needs, in order to win their confidence and friendship.
» To provide a place where students and missionaries can share an adventure of life changing experiences through hands-on service to others that will be a catalyst for personal growth, stronger faith, and deeper relationships with our Creator.
» Pucallpa is in the Amazonian rain forest of eastern Peru, located on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary of the Amazon River. The best way to get to Pucallpa is to fly. You can take a one hour flight on one of Peru’s national airlines – Star Peru or LAN.
» Pucallpa boasts very little tourism although there are various native villages and places of interest nearby. Many shanty towns 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.
» The site know as “Km8” is 8 kilometers from the city of Pucallpa. At this site, most of the medical outreach is accomplished. AMOR Projects has a clinic at this location. The clinic can handle many facets of medicine; dental, medical, eye care, and contains a pharmacy. AMOR Project staff and student missionaries are located at Km8.
» 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 hours to cover 864 kilometers and crosses the Andes mountain range. Air travel entails a 60 minute flight.
» Transportation around the AMOR Projects sites are available by taxi and motokar.
» 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.