Africa

Ahsante (Thank you) PfaP travellers!

Jambo from Zanzibar! Welcome to our little piece of heaven on Earth. Apart from beach breezes and sunny weather, the Island of Zanzibar is rich in culture and wisdom, which both deeply inspires and pleasantly awes. On the beautiful North East Coast of Zanzibar, is a village called Matemwe. Matemwe is home to Tamani Villas,... Continue reading

Geri’s Story

  In January 2017 my friend and I headed to Nairobi, Kenya.  As a past Pack for a Purpose contributor, I contacted Rebecca from PfaP about Joy House Education Centre.  She put me in contact with Isaac.  We arranged for him to pick us up on our first full day in Nairobi, and take us to... Continue reading

Tammy and Ken’s Story

This was our first experience with PfaP, but certainly not our last! We learned about PfaP through our travel agent and on our recent trip to East Africa, we decided to pack medical items for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. We were staying at Bwindi Lodge, one of the Participants on their website. We managed to... Continue reading

Shelley & Amanda’s Story

We were travelling to Zimbabwe in September 2016 for a month’s safari and decided to try to take something with us for a bush school in the Hwange area. I found the Pack for a Purpose website and made contact, we asked our colleagues at Terminal 4 Heathrow to assist us in collecting supplies, and... Continue reading

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