PAF Center Spring 2018

Time flies, folks. Bruni is already back from her 10-days trip to Chinkonono. We are currently working on another slideshow for you guys to see what happened and also some other cool surprises.

But what we can do for now to make the wait worthwhile we want to show you a little tour around PAF Center. Bruni will guide you around and talk about it. It is in German language, but we added the English subtitles for you guys.

Hope you enjoy and are as proud as we are about what happened there in the past years and how far we have already come.

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PAF Center Spring 2018

Traveling for a Cause

Social Media…Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram…you say it’s all too much? Well…maybe. But for organizations like Planting A Future those platforms are an essential way of communication and obviously to get people to know about us.

As we posted before, we do have an Instagram Account now. One good thing about it is that we do find lots of like-minded people and organizations who work hand in hand. This just happened in the past days: An organization called PoorPilgrim contacted us and suggested to feature our story on their website.

So Julie sat down and wrote a short text about PAF that you can find here! Just take a moment and read it. They also featured us on their Instagram and Facebook.

Check the feature on PoorPilgrim
Check the feature on PoorPilgrim

Thanks so much to the guys from PoorPilgrim! It is fantastic to see that there are people who try to connect like-minded people.

 

Please take a moment and read about PoorPilgrim and their concept and what they do. We love it!

 

PoorPilgrim: We are a team of Philanthropists and travel experts that organize custom trips, charity trips and book flights/hotels. 20% of proceeds protect and empower at risk children.

Our Passion: Travel+Charity
 
Traveling and charity are two realities that have changed the way we see the world. This is what we are passionate about; and this is what we desire to share. The world of adventure, self exploration and human solidarity is open to all.
 
PoorPilgrim 101
 
Mission: To create a new way for people to travel: Charitable Travel.
 
Vision: To protect and empower at risk children. It is by providing basic needs, education and solidarity that this goal is achieved. It is by teaming up with trusted partnerships and communities that this mission is made possible.
 
Focus on Service
 
We believe in helping others. Our strife is to organize a beautiful and unique trip that supports a cause. Travel with us and travel charitably.
 
“Experience the world as a local and travel for a cause.”

Traveling for a Cause

The big Journey begins…288 breadfruit trees travel to Zambia :)

Whoa…2 intense days lay behind our German ladies Julie and Bruni. It was long prepared and now we made it. Together with our dear friends from the Breadfruit Institute, National Tropical Botanical Garden and  Global Breadfuit we organized a second delivery of breadfruit trees from Germany to Zambia.

Final destination...PAF in Zambia :)
Final destination…PAF in Zambia 🙂

Lloyd and our Zambian team did not know about it for quite a while. We decided to make it a xmas surprise for our PAF team. And Global Breadruit and the Breadfuit Institute sponsored us 288 little trees. That is almost double the amount of last time. Super exciting and we are more than humbled and grateful.

After getting all papers and permits done Garry from Global Breadfruit packed our 288 not so little friends and made his way to Berlin to bring the plants to Bruni, who is the one taking the breadfruit trees down to Zambia this time.

Garry, Bruni and Julie 🙂

He explained a lot about breadfruit and Global Breadfruit. Great to meet the people behind Global Breadfruit. Also we are very happy to see how big and healthy all the plants look. They are beautiful and will be even more once they get planted into Zambian soil. Also this time we have 3 different types of breadfruit because the usually grow in slightly different times of the year. That way we try to guarantee that we will have breadfruit all year round in Zambia soon.

After some emotional stress of trying to figure out how to best pack them and how to check in the luggage we finally agreed on the best solution and now the plants are safely packed and ready to fly to Zambia 🙂 I wonder if they are as excited as we all are.

So Tuesday afternoon Bruni and Julie made their way to Tegel Airport in Berlin where Bruni was supposed to start her journey to Livingstone. There Lloyd will pick her up and take her to Chinkonono Village. Our PAF team in Zambia is so excited to see her again already.

 

You guys all have no idea how much luggage Bruni has and how heavy all that stuff is 😉 And it is not just plants…I am sure there are some more nice surprises in there as well…

But for now…keep your fingers crossed that all goes well and all the plants will get there safely and Bruni has safe flights!

 

bye bye...see you all in Zambia
bye bye…see you all in Zambia

Check back on us for more updates! We will keep you posted!

Also again…huge thanks to the Breadfruit Institute and Global Breadfruit: Josh, Blair, Amy, Diane, Garry and everyone involved who made this possible! You guys rock and we heart you!

The big Journey begins…288 breadfruit trees travel to Zambia :)