Africa

Supplies Surge into Siringit

Pack for a Purpose travelers that took supplies when staying at Siringit for the Baraa Primary School have been incredibly helpful in supporting the school and iThemba`s goal in improving the learning, health and wellbeing of the students. We are very grateful for the generosity of these travelers. From September through the end of December,... Continue reading

Anna Gray and Peter Henschel’s Story

  My husband and I traveled to Botswana a few weeks ago and wanted to help children and women in need. We posted the list recommended by Pack for a Purpose in our Facebook group called The Village and received donations of school supplies, sports equipment, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We stuffed... Continue reading

Sinead O’Connell’s Story

I traveled to Kenya in 2015, and having been there before and taking a small amount of items, I saw how excited the children had been to get art supplies, so I decided next time I went that I wanted to do more. I’m not sure how, but I found Pack for a Purpose and it... Continue reading

We Wanted to Take More, So We Did!

A week before heading to Africa on my first trip to the continent in late 2014, I came across a link to Pack for a Purpose. What a great idea, to take five pounds of needed items for a school or community with us in our suitcases. The safari lodge, Vumbura Plains, in Botswana was... Continue reading

Roberta and Terry Omin’s Story

In planning our safari in Tanzania our travel planners suggested a visit to Rhotia Valley Children’s Village and to stay at their tent lodge.  We were glad to have the opportunity to visit the orphanage. As we were preparing for our trip we were given information about Pack for a Purpose.  This was my first... Continue reading

Toni’s Story

I was invited to Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a wedding and to visit the Masai Mara safari. When I booked my flights, I noticed the standard baggage allowance included two 23-kg. cases. I began research for my trip and unexpectedly come across the Pack for a Purpose website. Once I had seen the website, it... Continue reading

Terri’s Story

As a lifelong travel agent, I have always felt travelers would like to “help” the community they visit; but they do not know what to bring or where to donate it. Pack for a Purpose offered that opportunity for me this past November! I was on a cruise to West African ports that are growing... Continue reading

Educate a Girl, Sustain a Community!

With your generous donations, we have raised enough money to help 515 girls stay in school across southern Africa every day of the month! Donations for this initiative are now closed. We will be delivering the Be Girl panties to the Children in the Wilderness project in May. Check back on our blog in June to read about... Continue reading

Sherellia’s Story

Little did we know, some of our vacation time would turn into a spiritual experience. As we prepared for a trip of a lifetime to South Africa from the United States, our group decided to incorporate a service element. We researched opportunities on giving back with traveling and came across Little Eden Place, a home... Continue reading

Dana’s Story

In October 2016 my husband and I enjoyed our “holiday of a lifetime ” – safaris adventure to Kenya. We stayed in the Samburu and the Massai Mara. Prior to leaving I read about Pack for Purpose via our wonderful lodge’s website (Saruni Lodges) and was keen to get involved. It’s easy to do –... Continue reading