best gifts to bring to foreign countries?

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Re: best gifts to bring to foreign countries?

Postby grash » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:44 pm

I bring medical supplies. Doctor's offices often have things that are 'expired' such as sutures and sample medication-- ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These things are perfectly good. I drop them off at local clinics and they are really appreciated. Even small things like band aids are needed. At the end of my tour I give my guide my first aid kit.
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Re: best gifts to bring to foreign countries?

Postby mari3-ann3 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:23 pm

A gift that is usually really appreciated by women in poorer countries is sanitary towels. They usually don't have money to buy such items when food is the first priority.
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