Peru

Mission

Share the love of Jesus by tending to the educational, medical, and church needs of the local people. 

Description

AMOR Projects, Ambassadors Medical Outreach & Relief, is a non-profit missionary clinic in Pucallpa, Peru. It consists of a group of locals, medical professionals, and volunteers who bring medical, dental, educational, and spiritual health to the people there. Their headquarters are located about 8 kilometers away from the city of Pucallpa. They also have an outreach post 38 kilometers away that focuses on farming and a little medical outreach. As you get farther away from Pucallpa, it gets more rural and looks more like a jungle. 

Quick Info

Average fundraising goal $5,500
Stipend $300 a month
Requirements Typhoid/Yellow Fever vaccines and a visa upon arrival
Language Spanish is the location language and is very helpful to know, however it can be learned there.
Timeline 6-12 months


Positions

  • Bible Worker 

  • Graphic Design 

  • Medical Assistant 

  • ESL Teacher 

  • Physical Therapy 

  • Maintenance/Construction 


More Info

Volunteers are responsible for their own food. There are two nice grocery stores inside plazas (malls) in downtown Pucallpa about a 30 min drive away and 2-3 markets 5 to 15 min away. The grocery stores have more American options but not everything. It's pretty much impossible to find peanut butter and  other specific brand name foods & drinks. The local markets have super cheap fruits, vegetables, plantains, rice, beans, etc. 

Volunteers are provided housing in a concrete courtyard style dorm (one story) with rooms all the way around. Each room has a bunk bed with mattresses and mosquito nets, a desk, a book case, a light, and  a fan. It's decently comfortable. The bathrooms are concrete stalls and there are some toilet stalls and some shower stalls. There is no hot water.  

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