South Asia

Sophia Packs for a Purpose in India

  My name is Sophia Dhupar and I am ten years old.  I am a fifth grader at Frontier Academy Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado.  Last year, my family decided to travel to India, the birthplace of my paternal grandmother and grandfather. Prior to our trip, I got the idea to collect school supplies for... Continue reading

Teacher Treks in Nepal with Supplies in Tow

I travelled to Nepal in December 2016 with my husband and good friend to do some trekking in the Annapurna region. We really wanted to spend some time volunteering in Kathmandu but unfortunately, we were too strapped for time… So, I was very happy to come across Pack for a Purpose, a great and simple... Continue reading

Elly’s Story

Our travel agency informed us about the Pack for a Purpose project. We found a school project on our trip through Rajasthan, India. I contacted Pack for a Purpose’s founder, Rebecca Rothney, and she connected me with Sunayana, who is the contact person for Dundlod Fort. They support the Indo International School in Dundlod, which... Continue reading

PfaP Enriches Homecoming in Nepal

    It was a rainy morning in Arlington when I opened up my emails as usual, expecting nothing more than the handful of junk emails, daily news updates, and my Uber receipt from the previous night. I disinterestedly scrolled through a few of the subject lines and then like a surprise from an old... Continue reading

Monika’s Story

My 17-year-old son and I decided to go to India this summer, including visiting Mumbai for six days. I decided that we should try to find some good project to donate things to during our visit. I found out from internet searches that you could take tours in Dharavi slum area with Reality Tours & Travel,... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Unite with World Unite!

Not long after World Unite! became part of the Pack for a Purpose initiative, we began to see its benefit to the communities we support. Our tour company offers intercultural learning opportunities in many countries including Tanzania, Zanzibar, Morocco, Israel, India, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Pack for a Purpose is a great way to provide World... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers Unite with World Unite!

Not long after World Unite! became part of the Pack for a Purpose initiative, we began to see its benefit to the communities we support. Our tour company offers intercultural learning opportunities in many countries including Tanzania, Zanzibar, Morocco, Israel, India, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Pack for a Purpose is a great way to provide World... Continue reading

PfaP Travelers + Ibex Expeditions = Big Impact

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to hear about the Big Impact PfaP travelers continue to have at the schools in India supported by Ibex Expeditions. Read the heartwarming story below from Ibex Expeditions Executive Nanaki Singh. I thought I’d share this small but exciting news regarding donations made through Pack for a Purpose. Our... Continue reading

Astrid’s Story

I visited the school in Dundlod upon the suggestion from Pack for a Purpose and found such a good project. The R.E.A.D.S. School is exclusively for children of the lowest caste which usually are discriminated by the other castes. They get a good education there in the school and, with that, a real chance to... Continue reading

Susan’s Story

My husband and I were heading to Nepal recently for a three week trek and thought of taking some small gifts to give to the local kids along the way.  After reading about the disadvantages of doing that, I searched the net for an alternative and came across Pack for a Purpose where I could... Continue reading