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Taking gifts

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Taking gifts


We want to take gifts out for the orphanage, what suggestions and items are of most benefit?

Thank you

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1. Re: Taking gifts

Pens, pencils, exercise books - the usual. Or for something a little different for the children take baloons, or musical instruments. Honestly they appreciate anything you can give them. I always prefer to take goods rather than cash (I have heard a lot of stories about money ending up in peoples pockets), you can always buy locally too to support the economy in Kenya. We always take buscuits for the children as this makes a change from sweets and they can be bought locally.

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2. Re: Taking gifts

Inflatable footballs have been suggested - both boys and girls enjoy a good kick around but plastic footballs quickly break. Pens are better than pencils - writing doesn't fade and they don't ned sharpening. A lways carried a fist full of biros with me when walking about. Plasters and savlon are useful - kids being kids there are always scrapes that need attendin and clinic visits are expensive should cuts/bites get infected.

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