If you put in a $10 bid at Passports with Purpose, you could do some good in the world and also receive this Krabu backpack from Oliberté, retail value $240. It’s a fitting prize since this bag is made in Ethiopia and Oliberté is (so far) the world’s only Fair Trade certified footwear maker. (Check out their shoes here.)
This is how it works: you go to the Passports with Purpose site and bid on whatever you’d like to win at $10 an entry. One hundred percent of that money goes to charity, for a specific project. This year we bloggers and sponsors are collectively going to raise $115,000 for buildOn to construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in the Sikasso region of southern Mali, Africa. Here’s more info on the specifics. I’ve participated every year but the first as a blogger and in the past the organization has built wells in Haiti, a funded school in Cambodia, libraries in Zambia, and a whole village in India.
My thanks to Oliberté for donating this $240 Krabu leather daypack to the cause. You can see it’s a quality, hand-made bag and the winner will have a choice of colors. They will ship to the USA or Europe, so if you live in either of those regions, you’re all set. There’s an outside pocket, an inside pocket, adjustable leather straps, and an always-useful carrying strap on the top. Since it’s waxed leather, your stuff won’t get wet if you get caught in a drizzle.
There’s plenty more to pull out your credit card for at the Passports with Purpose site though, including the Briggs & Riley rolling backpack we’re giving away over at Practical Travel Gear. Besides gear, you’ll also find hotel stays, villas, exciting vacation packages, and more. Some of these are from sponsors who put in some up-front cash as well. Big thanks to Expedia, DK Eyewitness Guides, Rough Guides; TBEX; HomeAway, HostelBookers, Go With Oh, and Eating London.
Donate and win! (Bidding starts at midnight on Nov. 25 and goes through December 9.)