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I'm curious what things people in Kenya and Tanzania need that I could bring over in a checked bag. If I'm going carryon only (which I will) I might as well use that free checked bag space for something useful.

I think I read somewhere that many people can't afford toothbrushes. Is that true? Also, is it true that many young girls can't go to school when they have their period because they can't afford pads or tampons? Would it be insulting or condescending if I brought a big duffle bag of that sort of thing to drop off at an orphanage/shelter/similar?

I don't mean to be insulting in any way, but I bet I can get my hands on a LOT of toothbrushes pretty cheap or possibly even donated, and I can't imagine missing out on parts of life because I didn't have something so basic as monthly supplies. However if some tourist showed up with a bag full of pads, tampons and toothbrushes I might be either a bit insulted or embarrassed.

I'm going to the dentist Friday and could get the ball rolling on toothbrushes if that would be something wanted. I'm not going until December but I like to plan ahead. Depending on suggestions I could stop by garage sales for kids clothes this summer or start asking my dentist and a couple local businesses for toothbrush/supplies donations.

If these aren't things that would be actually appreciated, what are some items that would be? Toys would likely be bulky. Deflated balls and an airpump or two? Clothes - baby, young kids, etc (anything to aim for or avoid)? Coloring books and crayons?

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