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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

We don't send mail unless they are letters or small envelopes...the mail room will only send very small packages. Receive mail through diplomatic pouch. I've never used the local post. - Dec 13, 2017
There is not a DPO here, although the process for getting one has been started, for what that's worth. We use the Embassy pouch mail. The downside is that you can't send packages out, only bring them in. Also, the pouch has some more strict regulations than the DPO. - Jan 25, 2017
We get mail through the pouch. There's been talk of a DPO for some time but as of now, can't mail anything out except returns. - Apr 5, 2016
Pouch. - Oct 16, 2014
Pouch. Supposedly getting DPO soon. - Jul 23, 2014
Pouch. - Sep 13, 2013
Rwandan mail is not reliable. DHL, UPS, and FedEx are in town, but be prepared to spend hundreds of dollars to send a small package. The Embassy is limited to diplomatic pouch, which means you can receive decent size packages, but only send letters out. - May 6, 2012
The Embassy has its own mail facilities. DHL is available to use, but pricey. - Apr 2, 2012
Send mail through the Embassy. - Jul 28, 2011
Diplomatic pouch only. - Oct 20, 2010
Rwanda has no APO, we use the pouch. - Jan 23, 2010
Local is actually pretty good. Though don't expect them to deliver your packages. You need to go to the post office and look through their log book to find your package. Also there are several different logbooks depending on the size and weight of your package. - Sep 16, 2008
DSL is available but costly. Local delivery is unrealiable. Thus if friends are travelling home and are willing to be couriers is about the most reliable method. - Aug 9, 2008