Africa

Donna & Doug Hibbard’s Story

  This was going to be our second trip to South Africa and we wanted to give back something after having such an amazing adventure the first time.  So, I started to do some research and came across Pack for a Purpose which works with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) who we had visited... Continue reading

Helen’s Story

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa and we wanted to do something positive whilst visiting. We asked the agents we travelled with, Central African Wilderness Safaris, to include a couple of schools they support in our itinerary. We were there for the month of September, but as the new school term didn’t... Continue reading

Rakhie Rosiek’s Story

Freddy Gomes the participant from Mindelo Apartments on Cape Verde Islands helped us connect with Ari who runs the project they support, Xplicaçao de Ari. I felt very blessed my children and I had the opportunity to meet the children he helps. Ari is an amazing person. He helps children with extra lessons for free.... Continue reading

Girls Supplies Go to Southern Africa

Once again (thanks to frequent flyer miles) my husband and I were able to travel to southern Africa and take four suitcases for Wilderness Safaris’ Children in the Wilderness projects. The Children in the Wilderness program operates in several countries in southern Africa. We were fortunate enough to visit three of those countries. This trip... Continue reading

Bill Weller’s Story

Our introduction to Pack for a Purpose was in the booking material provided by our travel planner, Extraordinary Journeys. The lodge where we stayed, Serra Cafema, is located on the Kunene River in the remote northwest corner of Namibia and is operated by Wilderness Safaris.   Serra Cafema wrote that the Marienfluss Mobile School provides... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

This summer we had the chance to explore Zanzibar in every detail, what a beautiful place with lovely people. When the airline told us that we could carry 2 pieces of luggage (each 25kg) per person we immediately decided to take donations with us. Since we both are teachers, we wanted to support a school.... Continue reading

Jess’s Story

This year my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. We spent three amazing weeks in Africa, kicking off our journey in Zanzibar. Just before our trip I heard about Pack for a Purpose and immediately knew it was a cause I should support. Africa is home to some of the world’s... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Make a Big Impact at Great Plains Conversation Camps In Botswana

Crayons, pencils, pens flexible rulers, neon erasers, soccer balls, beads, toothbrushes, socks, wool and needles. Those are just a few of the amazing items we have in our storage space. Great Plains Conservation has had the privilege of hosting some generous guests over the past couple of years. Guests who are primarily coming to relax... Continue reading

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading