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PfaP by the Numbers

In every culture, specific numbers are viewed as positive or negative. In 2020, the number 19 is seen as a negative number globally. COVID-19 has dramatically altered travel and everything connected with those who benefit from this industry. Pack for a Purpose travelers have been a plus for many years now to the communities they... Continue reading

Maison Dalabua Guests Give Back to Lao Schools

Maison Dalabua is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose. This past month we celebrated our first year of supporting two schools and contributing to the educational development of Laos. Through this project, children ages 4 through 12, in two surrounding villages, benefit from the provisions that their schools receive. Khok Kham village school... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

Little Arches and Pack for a Purpose Benefitting the Children of Barbados

Inspired by her twin daughters, Jacinta Cothran, owner of Little Arches Boutique Hotel, has made children’s charities near and dear to our hearts from the hotel’s inception. Our support of children’s charities started out with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where the twins, Katie and Mia, spent the first four weeks of their lives. Little Arches... Continue reading

36 Schools Across Zambia and Zimbabwei Benefit from PfaP Travelers

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is the non-profit organisation of ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris.  Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the Zambezi region covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose, Change a Child’s Life

We at Ka’ana are firm believers that our children are our future. That’s why we’ve partnered with Pack for a Purpose, an international non-profit that helps the travel industry support local schools and other community projects. Our relationship with the organization began in 2011, when our staff decided to do something for the children at... Continue reading

Sandos Guests Show the Big Impact Travelers Can Make by Packing for a Purpose

We want to highlight the amazing work done in Mexico by the Sandos Foundation. They have been Pack for a Purpose participants since 2016. They support Ayúdanos a Ayudar, a non-profit program created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts, that benefits the communities in the Maya Zone, supports local schools, and collaborates with organizations that contribute... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers in Cape Verde Island Make a Big Impact

I was first introduced to Pack for A Purpose by a friend in Brazil. He owns a small tour company in Rio de Janeiro, working from out of a favela called Rocinha. He knew I had plans of setting up my own company in Cape Verde, so he explained the importance of using the Pack... Continue reading

Cape Splendour’s Story

When travel was still safe, a Pack for a Purpose traveler by the name of Maureen Reith dropped off a huge amount of goodies for Rainbow House, the community project supported by Cape Splendour. It weighed about 18kgs and comprised of stationery, clothing, underwear, toiletries and all sorts of things. I arranged for Rainbow House, a place of... Continue reading

Imvelo Safari Lodges When Travel Resumes Will Continue to Make a Big Impact with Your Help

Amid the COVID-19 chaos and uncertainty, the tourism industry has undoubtedly taken one of the largest blows. The collapse of tourism is not only catastrophic for business; ecosystems, habitats and people around the world depend on tourists bringing funds, supplies, and attention to these areas. At Imvelo Safari Lodges, which operates in and around Zimbabwe’s... Continue reading