Peru Projects, Inc. is a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Amazon Basin of Peru. Over 200,000 square miles of dense, inhospitable rainforest comprise our territory. Roads are few and the challenges of survival are fierce. Here, treacherous, winding rivers consume large quantities of time, resources and even lives. This creates formidable obstacles for the jungle traveler. Piranha and crocodile infested lakes and rivers form the highways of the jungle. A typical trip by boat or land can take days, while the same trip may take one hour or less by airplane.
Seasonal flooding often destroys villages, damages crops and the local economy, increasing the risk for disease. Most villages lack safe drinking water and sufficient systems of healthful waste disposal. A lack of professional health care and emergency services, combined with extreme poverty, contribute to the alarmingly high mortality rates. Infants and young children are greatly affected.
Peru Projects’ mission is to promote spiritual and physical well-being among these hard to reach populations along the Amazon and Ucayali rivers and their tributaries. This is accomplished through open evangelism, air support, emergency medical evacuations, free medical attention and basic health education.
We are a member of Outpost Centers International (OCI), Adventist-laymen Services and Industries (ASI) and partner with The Quiet Hour.