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    Chameleon Safaris

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    The Naankuse-run Epikiro Life Line Clinic provides free and accessible primary healthcare to the San Bushman community, located in the far east of Namibia.

    People walk hundreds of kilometers to receive medical care when they are sick and unfit to travel these distances. We believe everybody should be entitled to easily accessible healthcare.

    Project #2

    The Home of Good Hope is a soup kitchen for poor vulnerable children, street children and orphans in the township of Katutura in Windhoek. Established in 2007 by Namibian Monica Imanga and Canadian nurse Eileen Green, the Home of Good Hope has become a lifeline for the children of the Goreangab area of the township. Every week more than 380 children come to Home of Good Hope where they are provided a daily meal Monday – Friday. For many of these children this meal is their only source of nutrition and makes it crucial for survival. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies are a fact. In addition to a hearty meal, the Home of Good Hope also serves as a community hub, providing essential items to those in need. These items can be clothing, basic health and hygiene items, and educational support.

    Project #3

    Power Pad Girls aims to ensure all Namibian girls have access to sanitary products.
    Thousands of Namibian schoolgirls miss an average of three school days a month as a result of not being able to afford menstrual products which has a knock on effect on the quality of education that they receive.
    Power Pad Girls has an emphasis on being green, sustainable, and ensuring that every Namibian girl gets the education she needs in order to be able to empower herself and those in her community.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 17, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.