Southeast Asia

Maison Dalabua Guests Give Back to Lao Schools

Maison Dalabua is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose. This past month we celebrated our first year of supporting two schools and contributing to the educational development of Laos. Through this project, children ages 4 through 12, in two surrounding villages, benefit from the provisions that their schools receive. Khok Kham village school... Continue reading

Gary’s Story

A group of us have just visited the Angkor Ban English Class school with a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Our group Gary, Fran, Cathy and Phil from Melbourne, Australia donated 20 Yamaha Flute Recorders to the English language class. The children will now be able to practice music lessons from their primary school at... Continue reading

PfaP Travellers to Thailand Expand Their Generosity and Impact

At Spicy Villa Eco-Lodges, we always strive to have a positive impact on local tribal villages. Everyone who works for us comes from tribal villages and we make it a point to pay them fairly so they can stay in the village and support their families. A percentage of all our profits goes to the... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Support Song Saa’s Projects

Our guests in Song Saa are touched by the work we do with our local communities and get involved in different levels; one of them is the “Pack for a Purpose” initiative that has helped us reach out to over 3000 people in the Koh Rong Archipelago and provide more than 40 kg worth of... Continue reading

The Coolwater Receives Supplies from Some Cool PfaP Travelers

The Coolwater in Thailand has directed some of its earnings to local charities in Phuket as part of our community outreach for many years. However, a couple of months ago, we decided to change that and see what we could do for the Hill Tribe children of Northern Thailand, as we are already close to... Continue reading

Lyndon’s Story

As part of a river cruise we were prompted to participate with Pack for a Purpose. A 7 kg bag of mainly school supplies and games with educational value. Our ship arrived ashore on the Mekong River at Angkor Ban a very small village with only one school in it.  We walked through the maze... Continue reading

Alana’s Story

In September 2016, I was planning a trip with my boyfriend to Bali, Indonesia. I was reading a few blogs and found a write-up about Pack for a Purpose. I did some research and instantly fell in love with the idea. We got in contact with the lady who is volunteering to teach English at... Continue reading

Terrific PfaP experience in Thailand!

My wife, 10-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter and I climbed off the train onto the hot platform of the Udon Thani station having just completed the 9 hour journey from Bangkok on a second class car.  We were conspicuous not only as travelers with back packs, but also, by the four additional large suitcases we were... Continue reading

Eric’s Story

While preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia, we contacted the Shinta Mani Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia via Pack for a Purpose. We packed an extra suitcase and brought about 70 lbs. of supplies for local children participating in the SMF’s training programs. We took dental supplies, mosquito netting, and medical supplies, but the majority... Continue reading