Tanzania

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

Sal Shares with Students After Climbling Kilimanjaro

Ever since I began travelling independently at 23, I’ve always been conscious of the challenges developing countries face. In October 2019 I decided to return to Africa. This time to Tanzania in the hope to tackle the extreme challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Again, my ethos came back into play – if I was going to... Continue reading

Samantha’s Story

My free day in Arusha (I actually drug along some friends I made on my G trip as they were waiting for an evening flight) I/we visited Baraa Primary School in the Moshono area of Arusha. First we shopped for the school’s newly begun “art program”. We were able to purchase some paints, paintbrushes, colored... Continue reading

Ricardo’s Story

My wife Tania and I decided to go for the the second time to Zanzibar, but we wanted the trip to be meaningful so we started looking for possible volunteering experiences during our stay. During that search, we found the Pack for a Purpose project. We feel that our experience Packing for a Purpose reflected... Continue reading

Newlyweds Make Honeymoon More Meaningful

Last September, my now husband AJ and I got engaged and were married 10 months later on a beautiful mountain in Vermont. While it was an amazing and beautiful day, it didn’t come without months of stressful wedding planning. Since we wanted a cultural, unique honeymoon experience, we decided to use a travel agent to... Continue reading

Lisa’s Story

This summer we had the chance to explore Zanzibar in every detail, what a beautiful place with lovely people. When the airline told us that we could carry 2 pieces of luggage (each 25kg) per person we immediately decided to take donations with us. Since we both are teachers, we wanted to support a school.... Continue reading

Ahsante (Thank you) PfaP travellers!

Jambo from Zanzibar! Welcome to our little piece of heaven on Earth. Apart from beach breezes and sunny weather, the Island of Zanzibar is rich in culture and wisdom, which both deeply inspires and pleasantly awes. On the beautiful North East Coast of Zanzibar, is a village called Matemwe. Matemwe is home to Tamani Villas,... Continue reading

Supplies Surge into Siringit

Pack for a Purpose travelers that took supplies when staying at Siringit for the Baraa Primary School have been incredibly helpful in supporting the school and iThemba`s goal in improving the learning, health and wellbeing of the students. We are very grateful for the generosity of these travelers. From September through the end of December,... Continue reading

Roberta and Terry Omin’s Story

In planning our safari in Tanzania our travel planners suggested a visit to Rhotia Valley Children’s Village and to stay at their tent lodge.  We were glad to have the opportunity to visit the orphanage. As we were preparing for our trip we were given information about Pack for a Purpose.  This was my first... Continue reading

Lana’s Story

Through Pack for a Purpose, I discovered Peace Matunda, a fantastic school/orphanage in Tanzania. My husband and I brought bags of school supplies and a few soccer balls, but we took incredible, lifelong memories with us in exchange. We spent over a week volunteering and teaching at the family-run orphanage. We can’t wait to go... Continue reading