Tanzania

Preparing to PfaP in Tanzania

Every Pack for a Purpose trip that we undertake always begins with donations of supplies. For our trip to Tanzania, we were once again very fortunate to have several individuals, groups and companies who filled our six suitcases with the needs from each project’s list. Sharon Luggage, our longtime partner, provided us with suitcases that... Continue reading

Anne and Alexis’s Story

Once travelers have Packed for a Purpose, they most often Pack for a Purpose at every opportunity! We were delighted to learn that our very first Pack for a Purpose bride and groom went back to Zanzibar and once again brought needed medical supplies. I have included a link here to their original blog with... Continue reading

Great Read Benefits Great Causes

Pack for a Purpose is pleased to announce its partnership with Mark Thacker, author of Beyond the Mountaintop: Observations on Selling, Living and Achieving. PfaP is extremely grateful to Mark for donating half of the sales proceeds to PfaP from his compelling book, available on Amazon. Purchase this book for yourself, friends, and co-workers. It... Continue reading

Partnering With PfaP – A Win-Win in Tanzania!

Partnering up with Pack for a Purpose reminds us of why It Started in Africa started our business: To make sure the tours we offer are fair to our customers and also benefit the local communities. The truth is, most tourists do not remember that they can make a difference by just packing something extra... Continue reading

Nancy’s Story

  I was going on safari to Tanzania the first 2 weeks in February and the trip included one night at Gibb’s Farm, a PfaP partner. I emailed the trip leader in advance about PfaP so other travelers would bring school supplies. I dropped off a whole small duffle of things I brought and the Manager seemed very grateful.... Continue reading

Generous Guests at Greystoke Mahale

Here in Tanzania there is very little money available for things that the populations of other countries expect in terms of medical care. This is especially true of remote regions and here on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, it doesn’t get much more remote. Nomad Tanzania owns and operates a small collection of pioneering... Continue reading

PfaPing in Zanzibar Reaches a High Note

Written by Judi Palmer, M.Ed., founder of the Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar (CEFZ) Walking into the gardens of The Zanzibar School during a first grade recorder lesson can be quite amusing. One might ask “What is that strange discordant sound coming from this beautiful old building?” Actually, entering the first grade classroom during these... Continue reading

Arantxa Sanchez’s Story

We went to the Umoja Center, supported by Nature Bound Africa, in Arusha, Tanzania in July. We brought clothes and school material and spent some time with the students who were eager to learn about our home countries. The Umoja Center sent us pictures of the distribution of the donations. Caroline, the founder and director... Continue reading

Peak of Joy: Two climbers experience ‘PfaPing’ in Tanzania

My husband, Mark, and I traveled to Tanzania in August of 2013 to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari in order to cross a couple of items off our bucket list. We trained for months for our climb and digested every possible scrap of information we could find to help facilitate successfully reaching the summit. While I... Continue reading

A Community Collects, A Community Receives

Having booked a few family holidays to Africa and taken suitcases full of stuff for schools, etc., I was so excited when we booked to go to Ras Kutani in Tanzania for Christmas and saw that there was a link on their website for ‘Pack for a Purpose.’ I had not come across it before. Everything I... Continue reading