I can't believe how difficult it is for someone outside the country to try to help these kids.
Well believe it. We have lost several medical groups that used to come down and give free Medical and Dental services due to Immigration charging such high Duty on the medical supplies they were bringing in and the tough time to get in the country some dont come anymore. The Belize way of thinking, and it does have some truth to it,is that if you bring in school supplies for free, if a huge number of do gooders started to do it. It would hurt the economy here, our stationary stores would go out of business. If Doctors, Dentist, Vets started to come here in large numbers to give free services, it would hurt the economy.
I do not agree with this way of thinking, but The Caye Caulker Humane Society has run into this attitude with other clinics in Belize. We dont charge anyone at all for Vet care if they cant afford it. It is working here, but other Belizean Vets are not happy with us.
Anyway, get in the nothing to declare line, if they say anything just be polite and say they are gifts for the school children..you probably will have no problem at all and Thank You..