Central America

Miles and Sue’s Story

Our recent trip to Costa Rica took us to the wonderful area of Ojochal and Uvita.  We once again enjoyed touring beautiful Costa Rica and enjoyed getting to know many new people.  We dropped our school supplies off at Uvita 360.  The management informed us that they would be put to good use in a... Continue reading

Tundy’s Story

This summer I  traveled to Guatemala, and I decided to take some donations for the children. One of my friends introduced  the Pack for a Purpose website to me a year ago. I found out that the children of Guatemala are in high need of school supplies, so I decided to fill up a piece of... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Benefit School in Belize

Thanks to the kind generosity of Balaam Eco Adventures guests, the primary school in Bullet Tree Falls Village in Cayo District Belize recently received much-needed school supplies as part of the Balaam Eco Adventures Sustainable & Responsible Eco-Tourism program in partnership with Pack for a Purpose program. Oscar began partnering with Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Takes Giving to “H-art”

In 2015, I visited Costa Rica for the second time, and while at the Capitan Suizo hotel in Tamarindo, I saw a bunch of sporting goods and school supplies laid out on a table. When I asked what they were for, I was told about, “Pack for a Purpose.”  Then and there, I vowed that... Continue reading

Kevin’s Story

  One day while I was scouring the Internet for things to do while in our trip to Costa Rica, I came across Pack for a Purpose. To be honest, I do not remember where I found it or what I was searching, but I visited their website and started to read about people who... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Take Pounds of Supplies from Portland

My friend Sheila and I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to San José, Costa Rica, last November and spent two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. Our first stop was the school, Escuela Tuetal Sur, which is in Tuetal de Alajuela, a rural area outside of San José. Upon arrival at the San José airport we flagged a taxi... Continue reading

Villa Verano + PfaP = A Win-Win

Located on the beach in Hopkins, Belize, Villa Verano is a luxurious 10-room villa with full-service amenities. The small community where we are located is home to a diverse group of people willing to share their home with visitors. As with any small community, there are needs, and Villa Verano often works together with the... Continue reading

Melissa and Chris’s Story

Costa Rica has a lot of schools in need of supplies. We were excited to find a Pack for a Purpose partner Casitas Tenorio in the Tenorio National Park near the resort where we are staying. We squeaked by with our luggage weight limits on this trip because we had so much fun buying the... Continue reading

Purdue Students PfaP in Costa Rica

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to see a growing number of university students becoming more involved with our initiative. Recently, the Purdue University Global Leadership in Costa Rica for Freshmen program chose to Pack for a Purpose for the rural schools supported by Hotel Capitan Suizo. They collected 21 kilos of school supplies, making... Continue reading