It’s history.
Passports With Purpose 2012 reached the goal of $100,000 for Thanks to all who participated.
Stay tuned for the announcement of prize winners–coming soon!

Haiti : Seeking Water
Seeking Water in Haiti

What good can $10 do?

Are you thirsty? So you anguish over using too many plastic bottles? Haitian families are trudging to a wash filled with run-off sewage water which they will carry back home in plastic tubs that have previously held who knows what–gasoline? paint? chemicals?  But if you are desperate, you will get water wherever you can. has a goal to serve 50,000 Haitians with safe water. According to, half the population of Haiti does NOT have safe water, and  “Virtually no water treatment facilities are properly functioning for the general public in the country.”

Passports with Purpose has a modest goal to fund FIVE  wells in two Hatitian communities to serve dozens of families.

That goal can be accomplished for $100,000.




Haiti kids



Hotel Monteleone Lobby
Hotel Monteleone Lobby

When you contribute $10 to Passports With Purpose, you help build wells in Haiti and make children happy and healthy. To sweeten the pot all kinds of fantastic prizes are available in a drawing. Every time you contribute $10, you get a chance on something like a stay in New Orleans at the fantastic Hotel Monteleone.Or if you’re more the stay-at-home-by-the-fire-with-a-good-book-type, how about a library of International books from Interlink, via a gift certificate worth $300? To see all the choices you have, go to Passports With Purpose.

But please do it NOW. We only have six days left. Bidding ends December 11 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

5 thoughts on “COUNT DOWN: 6 DAYS of MAGIC

  1. Thanks for getting the word about about this program. Water will play an even greater role in our lives as time goes on. We certainly do take it for granted.

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