Want to keep in touch? Care to send me packages?
Care packages to Rwanda are *expensive*, but if you feel so inclined to send me a care package, here’s my brand spankin’ new address:
**Sister** Michelle Pryce
It never hurts to add a few Jesus stickers, too, by the way.
**I have not joined the convent, but customs officials are nosy… and if they think the package is coming to a religious person, it’s less likely to be searched and have items removed. Also you can use Michelle Pryce, PCV
*Misc. – Amazon Gift Cards –Don’t even need to send a care package for this. If you choose this route, let me know, and I can order things off Amazon, have them shipped to my American address, and have it consolidated into one large care package.
- Fun Stuff: – Handwritten letters/cards/notes–I love these–guaranteed to brighten up my day
- Composition notebooks/spiral-bound notebooks – Pens, Sharpies, etc! Back to school clearance sales!
- Anything to remind me of home/family/friends
- Clif Bars –>peanut toffee buzz. They have these at Trader Joe’s for $1/each
- Rice Krispy Treats
- Dry soup mix <— this is a potato soup mix, but even simple things like ramen noodle packets are OK
- hot chocolate mix–bonus if it is dark chocolate
- Quaker Instant Oatmeal–Apple Cinnamon and Maple and Brown Sugar are my favorites
- Quaker Instant Grits–the flavored kind is better
- Gatorade Powder
- Insect Repellent
- Ziplock bags–>any sizes, I use them for storage [but they are illegal in Rwanda so it’s a crapshoot whether or not I’ll get them]
- Condiments–>things in individual packages like Duke’s Mayo, Parmesan Cheese, Soy Sauce, BBQ sauce, Mustard
- Baby wipes/ Flush-able wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Cheese-its, pretzels
- Any “Just add water” meals (Pasta’s preferred!)
- Granola – Granola bars
- Any kind of sausage (like the kind you find around the holidays)
- Slim Jims/ beef jerky
- Chex MixCheez-Its/Pringles–any crunchy things that [hopefully] won’t get smashed in transport. [Rwanda is severely lacking on the crunch-factor]
- Salad dressing in a plastic container [I like Italian, Caesar types. :]… also these don’t necessarily have to be refrigerated after opening
- Maple Syrup
- Mustard [yellow and spicy brown]
- Parmesan cheese [in a can]
Other ways to contact me:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WhatsApp: +250785920960
- Instagram: adventureadikt
- Facebook: facebook.com/MichellePryce
*When sending packages, USPS flat rate boxes are the most reliable and cost-effective. Write a message on the outside of the box like “School Supplies” or “Educational Materials”. Also put the date on the box so I can get an idea of how long things take to get here.
I have to pay a tax on receiving the packages so try not to declare a large value. I have also heard that sometimes if you’re nice and friendly the Post Office will give a MILITARY DISCOUNT if you mention Peace Corps, making packages RIDICULOUSLY cheaper. But that’s not a guarantee.
Due to rats and other critters, if you are sending food, PLEASE seal everything very well, and wrap food items in tin foil or press and seal. I’d feel bad if you wasted money mailing rat food
*You can purchase Global Forever Stamps at the post office. They’re circular and to my knowledge they cost about $1.25, at least that’s what people have told me. I can only buy stamps and mail things from the capital area, so it might take a little longer for me to reply.*