We'll call you! Or (if that creeps you out) write to you to say thanks and see if you have any more questions. We love telling stories of Ratbu, the kids, and the room, and we'd love to share that with you in a more personalized way.
Receive a handwritten, heartfelt letter from a Kyrgyz student. Remember when you got that penpal in 3rd grade from Michigan or Iowa? Even THAT was exciting! But these pen pals are way better since they speak a different language, live in a different country, and probably know how to milk a cow and cook a sheep. (Don't worry! We'll send a translation too!)
Ratbu is famous for her plov, which is a popular Kyrgyz version of fried rice with yellow carrots and other seasonings. I can tell you I have never tasted better, and I've eaten a LOT of plov! At this level, we'll send you a copy of her recipe, so you can try it at home.
Toktogul is pretty much the paradise of Kyrgyzstan, so everything there is better...including the honey. But don't take our word for it--- taste it for yourself! Supplies are limited, so the fourth, seventeenth, twenty-third, and thirty-first donations at this level will receive this gift. Enter to win this gift as many times as you like!
DVD of the construction, opening ceremony, and first workshop held in the new building, with commentary by Ratbu and footage of many of the kids and teachers Ratbu works with.
Felting sheep's wool is an age old tradition in Kyrgyzstan, along with handmade felt crafts like slippers, hair ornaments, and tea pot cozies. The children who attend our workshops are learning to keep these traditions alive and have made some beautiful felt crafts for you to choose from.
Anyone who's been to Kyrgyzstan will tell you that plov just isn't the same without the famous Uzgen rice grown in the southern pat of the country. At this level, we'll send you Ratbu's recipe and the rice you need to really make it taste like it would in Kyrgyzstan.
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