Central America

PfaP Supplies Benefit School in Belize

Thanks to the kind generosity of Balaam Eco Adventures guests, the primary school in Bullet Tree Falls Village in Cayo District Belize recently received much-needed school supplies as part of the Balaam Eco Adventures Sustainable & Responsible Eco-Tourism program in partnership with Pack for a Purpose program. Oscar began partnering with Pack for a Purpose... Continue reading

PfaP Traveler Takes Giving to “H-art”

In 2015, I visited Costa Rica for the second time, and while at the Capitan Suizo hotel in Tamarindo, I saw a bunch of sporting goods and school supplies laid out on a table. When I asked what they were for, I was told about, “Pack for a Purpose.”  Then and there, I vowed that... Continue reading

Kevin’s Story

  One day while I was scouring the Internet for things to do while in our trip to Costa Rica, I came across Pack for a Purpose. To be honest, I do not remember where I found it or what I was searching, but I visited their website and started to read about people who... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Take Pounds of Supplies from Portland

My friend Sheila and I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to San José, Costa Rica, last November and spent two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. Our first stop was the school, Escuela Tuetal Sur, which is in Tuetal de Alajuela, a rural area outside of San José. Upon arrival at the San José airport we flagged a taxi... Continue reading

Villa Verano + PfaP = A Win-Win

Located on the beach in Hopkins, Belize, Villa Verano is a luxurious 10-room villa with full-service amenities. The small community where we are located is home to a diverse group of people willing to share their home with visitors. As with any small community, there are needs, and Villa Verano often works together with the... Continue reading

Melissa and Chris’s Story

Costa Rica has a lot of schools in need of supplies. We were excited to find a Pack for a Purpose partner Casitas Tenorio in the Tenorio National Park near the resort where we are staying. We squeaked by with our luggage weight limits on this trip because we had so much fun buying the... Continue reading

Purdue Students PfaP in Costa Rica

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to see a growing number of university students becoming more involved with our initiative. Recently, the Purdue University Global Leadership in Costa Rica for Freshmen program chose to Pack for a Purpose for the rural schools supported by Hotel Capitan Suizo. They collected 21 kilos of school supplies, making... Continue reading

Student-to-Student Supplies Surprise and Delight in Nicaragua

Within six weeks of joining the Pack for a Purpose family, Aqua Wellness Resort got a booking request from a group of Wisconsin high-school students and their chaperones who were visiting Nicaragua in the summer. When we confirmed their reservation, we sent them to the Aqua page on the Pack for a Purpose website. By... Continue reading

John’s Story

Thanks for this great program. Our trip to La Quinta de Sarapiqui  in Costa Rica will always be remembered because of our visit to the school high in the rain forest. They picked us up, took us out to the school, and we had a great time. We were warmly received, spent two hours with the... Continue reading