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Africa

Joy, Generosity, and Gratitude

On every trip where my husband Scott and I Pack for a Purpose, we also like to take a small gift from the two of us for the staff in the camps. This, in addition to the normal tips, is a way to express our special gratitude for the wonderful service and care they provide.... Continue reading

Pizza Packing and PfaP

Tasks shared with friends are always more fun. So when preparing to pack supplies to take to the projects supported by the accommodations we would visit on our trip to Zambia, we were delighted to have the assistance of friends. We will be staying at 3 different camps in the Luangwa Valley, Kafunta River Lodge,... Continue reading

Two Couples Make the Khanyisela Project in the Northern Drakensberg their Pack for a Purpose Mission

The Khanyisela project includes three critical thrusts; a wonderful little Foundation Phase school, Royal Drakensberg Primary School, catering for children from the age of 4 to 10 years, support to 18 Early Childhood Development Centres and BabyBoost, embracing little ones and their carers in their first 1000 days. The community is in a rural area... Continue reading

CITW Botswana & Pack for a Purpose – 2022 Update

Pack for a Purpose is thrilled to share this wonderful report from Children in the Wilderness Botswana. Wilderness Safaris has believed in our mission from the beginning. They have a deep and abiding commitment to conservation and making sure children are an integral part of that process.  One of the most wonderful and impactful consequences... Continue reading

Nooree Knows to How to Make a Big Impact!

Nooree

Pack for a Purpose is a simple idea with a tremendous reach. It allows schools and community centers in developing countries to identify what they need the most, and for travelers to give back by helping address those needs.  Travelers can provide as few or as many supplies as they would like – by “Packing... Continue reading

My Path: Becoming a PfaP Board Member

Years ago, my church pastor began encouraging our congregation to see with “people eyes.”  People eyes?  Yes, we are people; and yes, we have eyes.  But what does this mean?  The answer is pretty much self-explanatory and not difficult to understand.  The concept is to really take notice of those around you – to actively... Continue reading

Africa Albida Tourism’s Commitment to Travel with Purpose

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Africa Albida Tourism and Pack for a Purpose guests brought smiles to surrounding communities in the Victoria Falls region. With travel restrictions in place from March 2020, the usually bustling city of Victoria Falls fell strangely quiet as hotels closed, activities stopped operating and even the popular souvenir... Continue reading