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Central America

Pack for a Purpose & Naia Resort Making an Impact on Communities in Southern Belize

At Naia Resort and Spa in Placencia, Belize, one of our primary goals is to help our guests create wholesome new experiences that reinvigorate and strengthen their passion and zest for life. This goal is emphasized and expressed through every aspect of our warm, welcoming, and free-spirited nature. It is woven into the fabric of... Continue reading

Gracious Guests Making a Difference in Guanaja, Honduras

This past year has been a challenging one worldwide. It was particularly difficult for the people living on the small island of Bonacca, Guanaja, where an October 2021 fire destroyed over 200 homes and businesses and damaged 120 more. More than 400 people, including many of the Cabanas on Clark’s Cay and Villa on Dunbar... Continue reading

Tourists’ Generosity Post-Covid breaks all records in Cristo Rey, Belize!

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller Together our guests’ donations make a substantial impact on some of the needs in our village and surrounding area. Lucky Dreamer Lodge is a modest 2-bungalow, family-run property located in the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge in... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Take a Hike in Guatemala to Make a Big Impact

A few years ago, my partner Courtney and I stumbled across a travel blog that explained and encouraged fellow travelers to become a part of Pack for a Purpose. Intrigued and curious to learn more, we clicked on the link and read mission statements and real stories of travelers. We immediately fell in love with... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose, Change a Child’s Life

We at Ka’ana are firm believers that our children are our future. That’s why we’ve partnered with Pack for a Purpose, an international non-profit that helps the travel industry support local schools and other community projects. Our relationship with the organization began in 2011, when our staff decided to do something for the children at... Continue reading

Rebecca’s Story

My husband and I would frequently travel across the world with another married couple, including several trips to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, my friend lost her husband, and my husband lost his oldest and best friend last fall. As we planned our trip to Costa Rica this year, I knew that I needed something to combat... Continue reading

Amee’s Story

For the past 20 years, I have been fortunate enough to travel around the USA and Mexico. I have often eaten at wonderful restaurants, stayed at lavish properties, and spent money on silly trinkets that I didn’t really need. When reflecting back on some of the areas I’ve traveled to and people less fortunate, I... Continue reading

Brandi and Michael’s Story

My husband and I visited Placencia last year and fell in love with the village. We decided to return this year and give back to the community. We delivered school supplies and soccer balls to the elementary school after finding their needs list on the Pack for a Purpose website. It was such a rewarding... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Spread Happiness in Hopkins, Belize

A majority of our guests are from America and those that normally bring donations are teachers, librarians, doctors, and families that have children in school. These donors always have kind hearts and share their kindness through items they pack and bring to Belize. There are many reasons why they donate.   First, they donate because of... Continue reading