Accommodation

    Stanley Safari Lodge

    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

    Mukuni Orphan Sponsorship Program sponsors the education of over 250 orphans at Mukuni Village.

    Project #2

    Mukuni Preschool and Mukuni Basic School serves over 1,250 children from preschool through 9th grade.

    Project #3

    A single mothers’ sewing project.

    Project #4

    The Butterfly Tree Maternity Clinic was built by the charity to provide a safe environment for mothers and the delivery of their babies. There is additional accommodation for mothers who walk long distances to stay prior to the onset of labor.

    Project #5

    Mukuni Health Centre.

    Project #6

    Mukuni HIV and Aids Project: There are less than five feeding programs to prevent transmission of HIV and Aids from mothers to their infants. The Butterfly Tree provides formula to replace breast milk for mothers who are HIV positive. This is the only one of its kind in Zambia, and the latest tests show that all the babies on the program are free of HIV.

    All the needs are current as of March 5, 2021
    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.

    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.