Pack for a Purpose Initiative

Have you ever booked your holiday and also wanted to take a little something to help with the local community but didn’t know what to pack or how much? Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) is a non-profit organisation that can help you with exactly that sort of information. Simply put, it is a website that provides travellers with up-to-date information on the needs of different community projects all over the world.

One of the founders of Pack for a Purpose, Rebecca Rothney found herself in the same sort of situation the second time she wanted to visit Botswana. So she did a bit of research to try and figure out how much she could carry along with her and what she needed to carry.

In Victoria Falls, accommodations that have partnered with PfaP are listed below:
Lokuthula Lodges
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Suites
Victoria Falls Safari Club

And in the Hwange area:
Bomani Tented Lodge
Davison’s Camp
• Ivory Lodge
Little Makalolo Lodge
Somalisa Camp
The Hide

So how does it work? When you have decided on a destination, say Victoria Falls, you will need to go onto their website www.packforapurpose.org, click on “Destinations”, select “Continent” and click Africa, then the country Zimbabwe, and finally then the “Lodging”. If you are feeling strongly about making a contribution, note that not all Vic Falls accommodations are listed on the website, so you may want to pick your lodging based on the ones on PfaP before you finalise your booking.

On the page for the lodging, you will see the list of different needs. Some pages will list more than one community project. What you choose to support is entirely up to you.

When you arrive at your hotel/lodge, all you have to do is hand in your contribution when you check-in and they will deliver your gift for you.

To read more about the needs of the community projects in Zimbabwe’s destinations click here

If you are on Facebook, be sure to follow the PfaP Facebook Page

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