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    Accommodation

    Matetsi Victoria Falls

    For information on which books are needed, please email jacky@jafutafoundation.org
    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

    Greenline Africa Trust is an incredible organisation that is working tirelessly to positively impact the communities in Northern Matabeleland, with a particular focus on environmental issues as they pertain to our communities and also on efforts that support women and children in the rural villages. Their “GoGo Packs” project supports grandmothers, “Gogos”, in the villages who look after orphaned and vulnerable children. These ladies have very little themselves, and yet they open homes to these children in need.

    Project #2

    Mummy’s Angels Zimbabwe helps mothers and babies in need by distributing secondhand donations. They distribute baby supplies in the form of hampers to help mothers in need at Victoria Falls Hospital and others who have nothing at all. The hospitals let Mummy’s Angels Zimbabwe know when they receive mothers in need, who then oversee all deliveries ensuring the items get to the person they are intended for. As support for Mummy’s Angels Zimbabwe grows, so does their reach throughout the communities.

    Project #3

    The Jafuta Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on helping humans and animals alike by creating and maintaining equilibrium between community, wildlife and conservation, education and culture. A catalyst for bringing together the private sector, local authorities, communities and protected area management agencies, the Foundation forms an integral point through which to channel funds or assistance to any agency or cause with 100% guaranteed transparency.

    The Foundation is registered in Zimbabwe with the Jafuta Foundation Centre, located on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, forming the main administrative base from which most projects are run. The building also acts as a hub from which to interact with the public and to host workshops that benefit local communities and wildlife. Various other locations are dotted in and around Victoria Falls and the surrounding parks and forests, with the majority of the work carried out in the Hwange West area and the southern section of the Victoria Falls National Park.

    Project #4

    The Amaganyane Anti-Poaching Unit is dedicated to the conservation of the wildlife and natural resources of the Matetsi Private Game Reserve. The reserve lies at the heart of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area. Amaganyane focuses on alleviating poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial) that affects both wildlife and habitat, as well rescuing animals injured by human interference. Pack for a Purpose contributions support approximately 50 anti-poaching scouts who patrol over 250 km per day and who removed over 300 snares and 3 km of illegal fishing nets within their first 9 months of operations.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 1, 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.