The Macho Piro live in the Ucayali region and Upper Purús region of Peru. They were uncontacted for a long time until 2013 when they contacted a neighboring tribe called the Yine. Because of poor encounters with outsiders in the past, they’ve avoided outsiders. Little is known about their way of life, but the men hunt with bows and arrows or spears, and they eat turtle eggs from the river bank. There are only 300 Mashco Piro, and few have heard the gospel.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

One of LAC World Mission’s primary initiatives is reaching unreached tribes in Latin America; however, outsiders are prohibited from contacting the Mashco Piro for protection from possible diseases. Pray for creativity and wisdom as missionaries work to bring the gospel to the Mashco Piro.

Partnership // Move Beyond

  • Pray God reveals himself to the Mashco Piro through dreams and visions.
  • Pray leaders find innovative ways of reaching uncontacted tribes.
  • Pray cooperation with the Yine tribe will lead to opportunities to reach the Mashco Piro.