education

Elizabeth’s Story

1 Night + 27 Women = 14,439 Wishes of Love for Maasai Children On Friday evening, October 4, 2013, twenty-seven women gathered at my home to learn about Kenya, the plight of the African elephant, the current demand for ivory, and its role that is set to decimate these creatures into extinction within the next... Continue reading

PfaP TIES it together in Kenya

Our partner The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) chose to add extra meaning for the participants by encouraging them to “pack for a purpose” when they attended the 2013 conference being held in Nairobi Kenya. The supplies would be brought for any of the three projects supported by Basecamp Explorer and it’s Foundation. One of the... Continue reading

Marvelous Memories: Family PfaP’s in Kenya

It was a beautiful Thursday morning in Masai Mara when four parents and six kids boarded two open-aired jeeps. As we left Governors Camp in anticipation of visiting the Mara Rianda School just a few kilometers away, we all had a sense of excitement about meeting several hundred young students because we Packed for a Purpose. Loaded in our... Continue reading

Arantxa Sanchez’s Story

We went to the Umoja Center, supported by Nature Bound Africa, in Arusha, Tanzania in July. We brought clothes and school material and spent some time with the students who were eager to learn about our home countries. The Umoja Center sent us pictures of the distribution of the donations. Caroline, the founder and director... Continue reading

Michael and Susan Henry’s Story

What a joy it was to participate in the Pack for a Purpose program in Belize this summer! While researching where we might track the elusive jaguar in the Belizean jungle, we found the Pack for a Purpose footprint on the Ka’ana Boutique Resort and Spa website. The nearby Succotz Primary School is the beneficiary... Continue reading

Marie Tisserand’s Story

We recently visited Mabele School on our trip across Botswana, last August. We were very exited about it, as we had been preparing all the supplies and goodies for several months, collecting from our family and also from work colleagues. When I came to the office one morning, my desk was full of clothes, school... Continue reading

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience. People that want to get off the... Continue reading

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading

Little Arches, Big Impact!

Little Arches Boutique Hotel on Barbados illustrates compassion for its local community by supporting the necessary head start for children of underprivileged backgrounds in Barbados. The small 10-unit hotel became the first lodging on Barbados to represent Pack for a Purpose in November of last year. Donated items of new school supplies, learning aids, arts,... Continue reading

PfaP Honeymoon Happiness

Thanks Pack for a Purpose for enriching our wedding and honeymoon experience! My now husband and I announced our engagement in July 2011, and for the following months were excitedly planning our big day, along with the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. One of the first accommodations we booked was... Continue reading