Printer Cartridge Refills

You can find different printer manufacturers here, but the one I see the most is HP.

A fax/color printer/scanner, Office Jet runs for around (100-120 USD, can’t remember the exact price).


You’ll probably want to visit Sharia Moqadishu (aka Sharia Computer aka Sharia Sakhr) for your computer needs as its Computer Street.

I’ve had good experience with Basha Computer and Al Falak. You can get HP refills at both of these places…..

Speaking of refills, if you are homeschooling, and you don’t have a PO box to get books, etc shipped to you, you might rely heavily on the net like I do….so you might be printing out a lot of stuff….

I’ve recently entered the world of refilling cartridges. At first, I used to get them filled at our favorite CD store, Scream Center, on the Diary. But they seemed to have stopped doing it or were out of ink or something or another, so we purchased a refill kit at Al Falak on Sharia Computer.

The kits, black or color, run for about 1200 riyals (6 bucks) and I have gotten about 4 refills per kit.  Great because one new cartridge will run you about 3500. So its a tremendous savings. Its pretty easy to refill though at first I thought it was going to be difficult.

Here’s the kit I get:



Homeschooling Supplies: Wall Posters

Ok, well they moved the books at Jeel Al Jadeed (that I mentioned in a previous post) , so if you are looking for them, they could be in the “basement.” I doubt that they are completely gone, Allahu ilm.

But in their place on the first floor (or ground floor) were dozens and dozens of educational wall posters (with images, but of course you can remedy that, insha Allah).

They are a really thin plastic, but at 50 riyals (25 CENTS!!!!) you can’t pass that up if you are homeschooling. They have Arabic alphabet charts, but the bulk of the stuff is in English, alphabet, hundred charts, vocabulary charts, addition, multiplication charts, I mean lots….. You could probably cover a small room wall to wall with them as many as they had, ok maybe not that much, but you get the picture….. 


(we’re talking  the location on the diary close to jamiah qadeem (old Sana’a University). 


So if you are coming to Yemen and worrying about homeschooling, do bring textbooks and such but don’t panic too much, insha Allah, you can find lots of supplies at places like Jeel Al Jadeed and there are other bookstores here.  It will take creativity, but I think between what is here and of course the INTERNET, and of course, by Allah, homeschooling is do-able here.