Ecuador

Nine Friends From Two Continents Pack for a Purpose on a Third Continent

The familiar sound of the engine hums reassuringly. The suspension communicates every detail of the terrain below you. Your hands rest gently, yet firmly on the grips. You don’t tell it what to do, it already knows. It follows your gaze, reads your thoughts. You trust the machine, and it’s never given you a reason... Continue reading

Rich’s Story

  We came from Ohio in the USA. For a six-day dirt road motorcycle ride in Ecuador with Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals. We filled two backpacks with school supplies and hauled them for about three days until we found the remote school to receive the donations.     We gave them the backpacks and all... Continue reading

Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Benefits Schools in Ecuador

In November of 2017, my father and I went on a trip to Ecuador. As we were planning, we came across Pack for a Purpose! I decided that this would be a great Eagle Scout project. It meets all of the requirements, and it was for something that I felt was important, education. So I... Continue reading

Ecoventura’s Generous Guests Give in the Galapagos

As one of the most ecology-minded and socially responsible tour companies in Ecuador, Ecoventura supports various initiatives that benefit the local community schools and foundations of the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal. With a population of 5,600, San Cristobal has the second largest population in the Islands after Santa Cruz. In partnership with... Continue reading

PfaP Motorcyclists Move Supplies Throughout Ecuador

Once you get past the rough looks and hardened edges, you will find that motorcyclists are some of the most charitable people in the world. Bikers know that the world is full of danger and pain and that their helping hands are needed to make it a better place. Every year, millions of miles are... Continue reading

Mary’s Story

Six of us signed up for a trip to the Galápagos and our travel company, Ecoventura, let us know about Pack for a Purpose. I learned that one of the projects was for a special education classroom, and I couldn’t wait to collect the supplies needed and encourage my fellow travelers to do the same.... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Collect Supplies to Help Conquer Fear in Ecuador

On April 16, 2016 the village of Canoa, Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 earthquake. The population, especially the kids, were left traumatized and with an incredibly high fear factor associated with earthquakes and tsunamis that prevented them from attending school, work and in general moving forward with their lives. The Vive Sin Miedo... Continue reading

Geri’s Story

 Even travelers who are not using the services of participants on our website can choose to Pack for a Purpose.  If you are interested in doing this email us at rebecca@packforapurpose and we will try to assist you. Being a retired teacher, I like to take school supplies to the countries that I visit.  Last year... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Hit the Road in Ecuador

We wish to extend our profound thanks to all of our customers who have spared a little extra room in the luggage to bring school supplies to donate to the schools on our tour routes. Today we made large deliveries of puzzles, soccer balls, and school supplies to the schools in the hamlet of El... Continue reading

Riding for a Purpose in Ecuador: Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals has it ‘Saddlebagged’

  For many, motorcycling is the ideal way to explore a new country. No other means of transportation can get you so deeply immersed into the landscapes, the wildlife, and the local culture. Adventure riding on a motorcycle profoundly connects you with your surroundings—the aromas, local color, vistas, road surfaces and weather can’t be ignored.... Continue reading