Africa

Jim’s Story

For the past year, I had been planning a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m a physician and one of my patients asked if I had heard of Pack for a Purpose. At the time, I did not know my patient was the founder of this wonderful non-profit organization. After hearing her story... Continue reading

Hans’ Story

Yvonne and I planned a travel through the South African Provinces of Eastern and Western Cape. One of the places we wanted to visit was the African Game Lodge in Montagu. While booking the Game Lodge we heard about Pack for a Purpose for the first time. So we and our friends packed needed school... Continue reading

Aurora’s Story

My husband and I went to Tanzania and Kenya with two other couples in October/November 2015. We discovered Pack for a Purpose online and are so glad we did. We were able to take a large duffle bag of supplies and of the kind folks from AJT met us at Kilimanjaro Airport when we arrived.... Continue reading

Sydni’s South African Sojourn

My family and I recently took a trip to the beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Our vacation would have not been complete without Packing for a Purpose. I spent a semester interning with Rebecca Rothney, the founder of Pack for a Purpose, so I was over the hills excited to have the opportunity to participate.... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

Last summer my husband, Rich, and I joined a group of 23 teachers and family members for a trip of a lifetime on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Prior to the trip, my husband and I did what we have been doing for some time and checked the Pack for a Purpose website to see... Continue reading

Andi and Rod’s Story

Happily our travel agent, Nina Wennersten of Hippo Creek, included a link to Pack for a Purpose during the planning for our African vacation. Finally I don’t have to just guess as to what might be helpful to take to a local school in need. On safari in Kenya, we took a big bunch of school... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers + Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre = ‘Triple Threat!’

One cannot work in a vacuum when it comes to wildlife conservation, the environment and the community; with Pack for a Purpose, we are able to incorporate all of these together. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, offers visitors the opportunity for a close encounter with indigenous cats and other creatures of... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Deliver Kilos at Kwa Maritane

In today’s world where everything is computerized, we want everything faster and see it as better. I mean, you can order your groceries while driving to work and have them delivered before you get home. Life has become so convenient. We live in our own little fast track world with our own social life online... Continue reading

Susanne’s Story

I just returned from Tanzania and used more than the half of my free luggage (46 kg) with KLM for the Rehabilitaton Center in Usa River, supported by African View Lodges. I brought pens and pencils and dolls. I delivered them personally to the Center and was very impressed about the work they do with children... Continue reading

Debra’s Story

What a trip, safari in Botswana! This August, our family had the opportunity to Pack for a Purpose this summer. We were loaded up with school supplies and soccer balls. We delivered the supplies personally and met with the principal. Our four boys went into the classroom to meet the children that would receive the... Continue reading