Hi, friends! I’d love to hear from you – here’s how you can get in touch.
c/o Busubizi Core PTC
P.O. Box 5
Tips for Mailing:
x There’s a decent chance things will get lost or taken, so don’t send anything particularly valuable.
x Don’t insure packages – insurance isn’t recognized here and the post office is likely to just charge me more to pick it up when it arrives.
x If you have to list what’s in a package, tell them it’s something like books or school supplies, and it will be less likely to be stolen.
x Other volunteers have also suggested: using my African name (Nabatanzi) as my middle name, and adding religious stickers, pictures, Bible verses, etc. to the envelope or box. All to make me seem less like a rich muzungu!
x Tape is good. Tape is very good. In the words of a Kenyan PCV: “Use as much tape as you think you would need if you were planning to drop-kick it into a pile of land mines. Now double it.”