Africa

Family’s Trip to Africa Inspires Commitment to Pack for a Purpose Again

When my family and I started planning a trip to Africa, we scoured all of these travel blogs and found out a lot of people bring small things to share with the children they meet. We loved the idea and kept a running list of what they mentioned—chocolates, balloons, pencils—but found out candy isn’t a... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

I’ve been a fan of PfaP for some time and try to take requested supplies whenever I go to Africa on safari. This time I was thrilled to see that Ol Donyo was requesting supplies for the anti-poaching rhino rangers. I took 96 batteries, 3 “torches” (aka flashlights) and a used Nikon CoolPix camera (along... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

We have been ‘Packing for a Purpose’ accidentally for a few years now. We have always be against giving sweets or toys directly to street children so on previous trip to India, we have taken pens, soaps and shampoos to distribute to the children we met and we also raised money before one trip for... Continue reading

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