Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) December 13, 2009
JungleMaster Ministries, a NPO working on the upper Amazon, has a unique opportunity to "give" to a great cause, but also receive “feedback”.
JungleMaster's outboard motor on their ministry boat in the jungle is beyond repair and they are raising funds to purchase a new 115 HP motor. This boat is used for moving their portable drill between villages for clean potable water projects and also transporting medical and mission teams from village to village. Without the boat they can't take aid to villages or make the runs deep into the jungle for mission efforts. "The boat is our only transportation on the Amazon, there aren't roads or trails there, only miles and miles of rivers," said their Director, Tom Clark
JungleMaster's "Buy a Horse Give a Chicken" campaign works like this. A $135.00 donation amounts to buying 1 horsepower; so they are looking for 115 people to donate $135.00 each to purchase the new motor, get it installed and the boat rebuilt.
With that 135 dollars they will also purchase a live chicken and give it to a villager in the Amazon. JungleMaster then plans to take a photo of the chicken and chicken-recipient with a donor card around the neck of the chicken that is imprinted with the name of the person whose donation paid for that one chicken and then send the photo back to the donor. JungleMaster's goal is to connect the giver in a personal, one-to-one way that is rare and they feel it makes what they do in the Amazon unique.
So if someone will "buy a horse" (one of the 115) JungleMaster will also give a chicken to someone that needs it. It’s a win-win situation, for everyone except the chicken.
JungleMaster is also doing more short-term mission trips to the Amazon this year. JungleMaster has a full-time Peruvian staff that partners with its US leadership to ensure that trips are done in a culturally relevant way for the Non-Peruvian team members and the Nationals that receive the guests into their villages. JungleMaster Peru owns a guesthouse, facilities, boats and equipment; ensuring quality equipment and safe lodgings. JungleMaster trips can be focused to the teams abilities; teams can drill clean water projects, work with orphans and encourage the hidden churches along the Amazon.
JungleMaster uses its resources to place team member talents in the service of others where it’s needed most.
JungleMaster is a 501c3 NPO in the USA and has been working in Peru for 8 years and on the upper Amazon for 3 years. JungleMaster also has a Peruvian NGO "Maestro de la Selva". All of gifts are tax deductible.
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