Projects

From Love on the Airwaves to MORE Love

How one intern’s favorite TV show translated into a Big Impact in South Africa  Our very first intern, Karen, came to work very excited. The evening before, along with her family, she had watched her favorite show, “The Bachelor.” They always DVR the show to watch it at their convenience. As the show began, the... Continue reading

Supplies Support Schools & Sports at Buccament Bay Resort

A big part of Buccament Bay Resort’s charm has and will always be its location, and there are so many positives to operating a hotel in a developing, authentically Caribbean island like St. Vincent: the people, the proud and vibrant culture, the sun, the stunning natural beauty, and the list goes on. Vincentians have been... Continue reading

First PfaP Supplies Arrive!

The Sobbhana Day Care Center received their first package of school supplies, in November, from generous guests staying at Pkha Villa. The Day Care Center is supported by the Pkha Villa, Sobbhana Foundation and Hearts and Hands for Cambodia.  The center has 75 children ages 3-6. According to Christine Wagner, Director of Hearts and Hands for... Continue reading

PfaP Participants Protect Rhinos

The following lodgings and tour companies on our website in Africa and Asia work to conserve and protect the rhino: Samara Private Game Reserve, Siroki Lodge, Solio Lodge, John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa, Kariega Game Reserve, Inyati Game Lodge, Ride Kenya, ol Donyo Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Karnali Lodge and Camp. Having had the... Continue reading

PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... Continue reading

PfaP TIES it together in Kenya

Our partner The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) chose to add extra meaning for the participants by encouraging them to “pack for a purpose” when they attended the 2013 conference being held in Nairobi Kenya. The supplies would be brought for any of the three projects supported by Basecamp Explorer and it’s Foundation. One of the... Continue reading

PfaP con Mucho Gusto!

By: Paulina Feltrin, director of Public Relations for Fairmont Mayakoba At Fairmont Mayakoba, working with Pack for a Purpose comes natural to us. Being a positive ambassador and creating a lasting contribution in our community is in the core of our values. Through this program, we allow our guests the opportunity to engage in voluntourism... Continue reading

Marvelous Memories: Family PfaP’s in Kenya

It was a beautiful Thursday morning in Masai Mara when four parents and six kids boarded two open-aired jeeps. As we left Governors Camp in anticipation of visiting the Mara Rianda School just a few kilometers away, we all had a sense of excitement about meeting several hundred young students because we Packed for a Purpose. Loaded in our... Continue reading

Peak of Joy: Two climbers experience ‘PfaPing’ in Tanzania

My husband, Mark, and I traveled to Tanzania in August of 2013 to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari in order to cross a couple of items off our bucket list. We trained for months for our climb and digested every possible scrap of information we could find to help facilitate successfully reaching the summit. While I... Continue reading

Over an Ocean, Across a Continent, Up a River: PfaP Delivers!

Our first joyful moment in Zambia was watching all 11 bags of supplies arrive in Customs in Lusaka. With many thanks to Dave Seaman at Tours Africa , everything went smoothly. Visiting Kafunta River Lodge Kafunta River Lodge,which supports Project Luangwa, was our first stop. We were warmly welcomed and soon enveloped in Zambian hospitality.... Continue reading