Post by Mai
We have been busy! Over the last few weeks, we have shipped nine boxes of supplies to Ghana. The people at the post office know us pretty well at this point, and I think we have all the kinks worked out to make sure the boxes arrive where they are supposed to.
I had not anticipated having to pay additional customs fees once the items are in Ghana to get them released to Maggie. What I mean is that the customs employees do not want to release the boxes until we give them a stipend of some sort. The fee is based on what "they" think the value of the box is so on average it runs about 50 Ghanian cedi or $10. It's not too bad but it adds up quickly and slows down the process of getting the supplies to the people that need them.
I will be updating the list of items needed to include steri-strips and sutures since the clinic in Ghana requested those. Look for the update in the next couple of days.