If you’re ever feeling the largesse and want to make someone REALLY happy, these are the little things I dream about finding in a package from the States
- Good coffee – I have a grinder again so whole beans are fine!
- Packets (not cans – too heavy) of tuna in water
- Dried soup mixes
- Dry beans – any kinkd. Beans here are full of rocks and bugs.
- Amaranth, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgur, brown rice
- Jerkey – turkey, beef, sheep, I don’t care! Spicy, teriyaki, pepper – all good!
- Ranch dressing packets
- Rice vinegar (seasoned)
- Dried fruit (preferably with no added sugar but I’m not going to be picky)
- Any kind of nuts
- Sweet & salty anything
- AAA batteries
- Perfumed oils, balms, or lotions
- Incense 😉
- Surprise me!
Be aware that the cost to mail from the west coast varies somewhere between $8-10 per pound. Little things are just as welcome as heavier packages. A typical package arrives here in 6-8 weeks. And I only include this list because people have asked – your prayers, comments and emails are appreciated even more!Yvette Hill PCV M27 12 Strada Grigore Ureche Chișinău, 2001 Republic of Moldova Pack tightly, tape really well, and write IN BIG LETTERS all over the box: Dumnezeu Te Vede. This (most times) prevents a tempted postal employee from absconding with the package. DO NOT indicate anything about the Peace Corps on the box or in my address. This delays it from being delivered for several weeks.
A BIG THANKS goes out to those of you who have already sent packages.
You’ve lifted me up on dark days in ways you can’t begin to imagine.