Africa

Bushmans Kloof Guests Make a Big Impact

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to hear about how PfaP travelers from across the globe continue to make a Big Impact in South Africa. German travelers who recently Packed for a Purpose at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat had the opportunity to personally deliver their 15 kilos of supplies to Elizabethfontein... Continue reading

Kenya Two by Two: Two Volunteers, Two Camps, Too Wonderful

In March, my husband Adam and I took our first trip to Kenya. This was our second time Packing for a Purpose since we began volunteering with Pack for a Purpose in 2013 (we brought supplies with us to Turkey last year). This trip was the first time we were lucky enough to deliver the... Continue reading

Asante Sana, Tanzania

After 30 hours of sitting in airports and planes, my husband Scott and I arrived on a crisp, clear morning in Arusha (frequent flyer tickets are not always the most direct route to a destination). Our immediate joy was seeing all six suitcases of the supplies we had checked in Raleigh waiting for us. After... Continue reading

Lazy Lizard Travel Leads Trip to Zambia

It is our great delight to publish this article written by our partner, Lazy Lizard Travel.  It was a great joy for Lazy Lizard Travel to once again lead the Ravenscroft trip to Zambia where the students Packed for a Purpose. Thanks to South African Airways’ generous free baggage allowance, we were each able to carry an... Continue reading

Preparing to PfaP in Tanzania

Every Pack for a Purpose trip that we undertake always begins with donations of supplies. For our trip to Tanzania, we were once again very fortunate to have several individuals, groups and companies who filled our six suitcases with the needs from each project’s list. Sharon Luggage, our longtime partner, provided us with suitcases that... Continue reading

Kilos of Kindness for Kenya

The purpose of life is different to all people. Some of us figure out what that means to us and some never do. Every day we are solicited for donations to help the world and we should help those who are less fortunate than us. However, there is something much different when one packs up... Continue reading

PfaP Partner Participates

Su Holshausen at Lazy Lizard Travel has always packed with a purpose! Traveling back to her native Africa, Su has always delighted in carrying a soccer ball or school supplies to the communities supported by the various safari lodges. Then, Su discovered Pack for a Purpose and was delighted to know that an organization existed to coordinate such... Continue reading

Leslie’s Story

We traveled to Tanzania and Kenya in September with Africa Exclusive who sent a Pack for a Purpose info sheet.  We were already scheduled to visit to our sponsored child in Tanzania, so I already had an extra suitcase full of school items to take. As our trip to Kenya involved a light aircraft flight,... Continue reading

Anne and Alexis’s Story

Once travelers have Packed for a Purpose, they most often Pack for a Purpose at every opportunity! We were delighted to learn that our very first Pack for a Purpose bride and groom went back to Zanzibar and once again brought needed medical supplies. I have included a link here to their original blog with... Continue reading

The Eales’ Family Story

In August we visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. We had heard of Pack for Purpose and after getting in touch, we were put in contact with the team at Kariega. They support a local farm school with volunteers and providing supplies. We decided that participating in Pack for a Purpose was something that we... Continue reading