Mission Aviation Fellowship (abbreviated as MAF)
Mission Aviation Fellowship is a not-for-profit team of professionals providing air transport, logistics services and communication technology in places of deepest human need - remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.
For nearly 60 years MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, educational materials, infrastructure capacity, long-term community development and Christian hope.
Where communities are isolated because no adequate roads or lines of communication exist, or because these are lost through war, catastrophe, banditry or general breakdown of a country's infrastructure, MAF is often a community's only link with the outside world, providing people with access to the essentials of life.
MAF flights and other services provide a lifeline for such communities when there is a medical emergency, but also for the regular transport of health workers and medical supplies, teachers, pastors, Bible translators, students, and relief and development workers. MAF's services are used too for transporting produce from communities to market and bringing in trade goods to many places, enabling micro-enterprise activity and social transformation.
The alternative to MAF is often many days walk through jungle, swamps and mountains, hours spent on substandard or hazardous roads of arduous journeys along rivers and waterways. For around 2,500 remote communities worldwide MAF is flying for life.
Visit the MAF website at: www.maf.org