Passports with Purpose is a global-minded charity rooted in the travel-blogging community that I am involved with. We are now three weeks into this year’s fundraising. Our goal: to raise $50,000 USD to build a village for members of India’s impoverished underclass.
Passports With Purpose is a charity run by travel bloggers that I got involved with this year after interviewing one of the founders. PWP was founded by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel,Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy in 2008. That year they raised $7,400 for Heifer International. In 2009 they blew away their goal of raising $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia, and raised $30,000, so they threw in a vegetable garden, a clean well, and a school nurse, in a addition to building the school. The school, which was built with help from American Assistance for Cambodia, is already finished.
Xpat Magazine June, 2007
“Some of these kids are really poor,” Robert told me. “Some don’t even have shoes. If you see it you might cry.”
I was in the Cosby Saloon in Tainan talking to the owner, Robert Lo. He stood behind the bar with his back straight and his chin up. His black shirt was tucked tightly into his jeans beneath a prominent belt buckle.