South Asia

PfaP Travelers Provide Supplies in Nepal

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb. I first went to Nepal, by myself, just six months after the earthquake in 2015. The lodges were almost empty along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Gandruk, my tea house had 42 beds, but only three... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Support Science at Shiva Shakti School in Nepal

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in Nepal joined Pack for a Purpose in 2010. With the recent increases in tourism to Nepal, we are seeing a great boost to the supplies for our local schools – currently our focus is on Shiva Shakti Primary School. Our tourist season runs from September to June and, since September... Continue reading

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