peru

Sydney’s Story

Before I began preparing for a two-week study abroad program in Peru, I had never heard of the organization Pack for a Purpose. However, I was more than happy to find some room in my already full suitcase after learning a little about the program from my study abroad instructor. Pack for a Purpose works... Continue reading

Leslie’s Story

In November, my husband and I cruised the Amazon in Peru with Aqua Expeditions.  We Packed for a Purpose as we had done on our trip to Cambodia.  I was able to purchase 50 pairs of sandals as well as school and needed medical supplies including ointment, bandages and allowed medicines. On our last stop... Continue reading

Planes, Trains, and PfaP

From Kenya to Peru, Pack for a Purpose not only has accommodations and tour companies, but transportation options as well. Within the last three months, we were thrilled to add a railroad in Peru, Inca Rail, and an airline in Kenya, Safarilink Aviation Ltd.! If you are traveling to Machu Picchu, Inca Rail offers you... Continue reading

Sharon’s Story

This spring NPR aired a story featuring Ms. Rothney and I decided to “pack for a purpose” as I got ready to go to Peru. I chose to take supplies to the very small village of Infierno on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. The residents of... Continue reading

Danielle’s Story

Reprinted with permission from My Journey Across the World. Dollar Store- $55.50 Walmart- $73.65 GoodWill- $4.99 Costco- $15.05 The Shopping Experience- Priceless Packing for a purpose truly made me appreciate and feel eternally grateful for my ease of obtaining any of these supplies here at home. For most of us, it is as simple as hopping in... Continue reading