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Leslie’s Story

In November, my husband and I cruised the Amazon in Peru with Aqua Expeditions.  We Packed for a Purpose as we had done on our trip to Cambodia.  I was able to purchase 50 pairs of sandals as well as school and needed medical supplies including ointment, bandages and allowed medicines. On our last stop... Continue reading

Linda’s Story

Bula Fiji! Thank you Pack for a Purpose for all the information you supply on your website. Armed with this information when I returned to Fiji in October 2015, I knew that I could do more. I was able take 13 pounds of supplies; consisting of crayons, coloring books, and school supplies, one soccer ball,... Continue reading

Aurora’s Story

My husband and I went to Tanzania and Kenya with two other couples in October/November 2015. We discovered Pack for a Purpose online and are so glad we did. We were able to take a large duffle bag of supplies and of the kind folks from AJT met us at Kilimanjaro Airport when we arrived.... Continue reading

Caring Continues in Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia is  the birthplace of Gabriel García Marquez, Shakira, Sofia Vergara, and John Leguizamo; well-known exports are coffee, emeralds, flowers, and bananas. The country has great geographic and bio-diversity: from Amazon jungles to Andes mountains to Caribbean beaches. More and more people are choosing Colombia as a travel destination, with Cartagena on the list of “must... Continue reading

Nature Bound Receives Bounty of Supplies

Plaster House

We here at Nature Bound Africa are delighted to be affiliated with Pack for a Purpose. Since we joined the program in 2013, hundreds of Tanzanian children have benefitted from the generosity of people visiting Tanzania. Travelers have brought items ranging from books and pens to clothing, toys, and sporting equipment. Our philosophy has always... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies for The Barefoot Collection

The Barefoot Collection in Fiji has been a part of Pack for a Purpose since February, and we are happy to hear that they continue to receive more and more supplies for Namara Village School & Kindergarten. They recently received cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, stationery, workbooks and musical instruments for the school, which supports 85... Continue reading

With Pack for a Purpose, ‘Somethings Become Everythings’

“Pack for a Purpose.” The name is more than a title. It is a suggestion, a request, an invitation to invest something small that unfolds from a crowded dark into a greater good. “Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact.” I have always believed that the little things are the things that matter the most. And... 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

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

Generous Guests at Greystone Mahale

Here in Tanzania there is very little money available for things that the populations of other countries expect in terms of medical care. This is especially true of remote regions and here on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, it doesn’t get much more remote. Nomad Tanzania owns and operates a small collection of pioneering... Continue reading