I know how many of you veterans feel about gifting the Cuban people but I truly feel I should be bringing something of substance especially for the Cuban guys.
I'm not intending to hand out things indiscrimently...I want to selectively provide significantly useful items to those I feel are most deserving or simply need a hand up. Things that will help the men better earn a sustainable living...not a few pesos, mp3 player, or silly trinkets. The old adage "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day - teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" is sort of where I'm going with this. I'm looking for some ideas.
I'm sure my wife will be loading up her carry on with all kinds of dollar store goodies for the maids...that's her deal. But I'd like to bring fishing line, fishing lures, guitar strings, small tool kits, bicycle parts, spark plugs, etc. etc. for the Cuban guys. Does anyone have any other good suggestions along this line?
Also, I'd like to know the details about how you would bring an extra suitcase full of items for the local aid station. Thanks very much for your help.