Matetsi Victoria Falls

    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 Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources. They protect one of the most beautiful environments on earth, with unspoilt expanses of wilderness and abundant wildlife. VFAPU focuses on alleviating the poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial) that affects both wildlife and habitat, as well rescuing and rehabilitate animals injured by human interference. Pack for a Purpose contributions support the anti-poaching scouts, who, since the unit’s establishment, have removed 22,000 wire snares, arrested 683 hardened poachers, and saved 179 mammals injured through snaring and then released them back into the wild.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 20, 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. 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.