South America

Courtney’s Story

I was on a climbing tour of Ecuador and at the end of the trip I spent a few days in the Amazon using the travel agency Soleq Travel in Quito. I collected school and personal supplies in the USA from friends and family. Diego, the owner of Soleq, took me to Refugio de los... Continue reading

Tammy’s Story

In April my husband and I participated in Pack for A Purpose for the second time.  This time we visited a school in the mountain community of Anqoto Misminay, Peru.  As with our first trip, we were able to visit the school and deliver the items in person. It was a remarkable experience to meet... Continue reading

The PfaP Experience When Giving is Receiving

I have always believed that giving back is important for living a quality life.  I have been so lucky throughout my own life that I have the desire to pass that positivity back into the world.  I am passionate about the people in all the places we travel as they give me much more than... Continue reading

Recorders Ride into Ecuador Hitting Just the Right Note

I retired after 27 years as a Public Information Officer in the US Army after multiple deployments around the world. In many of those deployments we were able to interact with the local people and build schools, clinics, provide medical assistance and the list goes on. We also often brought along soccer balls and school supplies to... Continue reading

Guests at Chabil Mar in Belize Choose to Make a Big Impact!

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that gives our guests the opportunity to make a lasting impact in our community, Placencia Belize. We became associated with Pack for a Purpose 2 and ½ years ago and we have received excellent feedback from our guests about how excited they are to... Continue reading

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

Eagle Scout Project Benefits Women and Children in Peru

This past spring my family and I decided to take a trip to visit our friends in Lima, Peru.  I thought this might be a good opportunity to work on the service project I needed to finish my Eagle Scout rank. I really wanted to do something to help underprivileged children and make a positive... Continue reading

Shelly’s Story

Our first Pack for a Purpose experience was very rewarding. Our extra suitcase was used to bring requested items to the Rochina Favella in Brasil. We packed games, puzzles, dictionaries for the schools and blank CDs, iPods, chargers and USB cables for the Dj school. We were given a full tour of the Favela and... Continue reading