Every government is different.  In Jamaica, the orphanage is taxed a fee to receive boxes and shipments of things.  They had 4 barrels sitting on the wharf for months until we came along to pay their release. So they won't benefit from you sending them packages.  This orphanage receives NO funding at all from their government and subsists on rice and water.  The children LITERALLY do not have any food to eat.  I met with the woman who ran the orphanage, I spoke with the children, I looked in every cupboard.   They have NO FOOD.  Please consider sending cash in the form of Western Union to this home in Jamaica.