How long does it take for a monetary gift paid online to get my child in Ethiopia?

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How long does a monetary gift paid online take to get to my child in Ethiopia?
Also I sent three family gifts and one child gift this year . The child gift I just sent yesterday because I would like him to have some new clothes if that’s what he wants. How do I know that the child gift will be spent on him?
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It takes 2-3 months for the child to get the gift. This gives time for the wire transfer, the distribution of funds from the Ethiopian office to the local project, and a meeting with the child/family and staff to decide the best use of the money. They'll then make the purchase for your child (family) and your child will send you a thank you letter, letting you know what was purchased.  You will receive a thank you letter approximately 6 months after sending the gift. If you go longer than 6 months, let Compassion know so that they can look into it for you. If you send more than $60 you will receive a photo with your thank you letter, showing what was purchased.