How much do things cost in Ecuador, Colombia, and Kenya?

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Could I also get this information for our two children? Jahir is in Ecuador and Koseyian is in Kenya.
Also if we send money for a cow for example do they have the ability to keep it? I know the children ultimately make the decision on what the money is spent on but I was just curious. For example I don't think they have "city limits" but what about enough space to keep the animal and finances to care for it.
Is someone from the center able to show them how to care for it if they have never owned one?

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the How much do things cost in Haiti? topic.
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In regards to your first question, here are the cost of some common items in Ecuador and Kenya:


Bike                                         $80-180 USD

Doll                                          $15-25 USD

Ball                                          $15-20 USD

Mattress                                  $60-80 USD

Blanket                                    $20-50 USD

Food                                        $250 USD (basket of food for family of 5) 

Goat                                        $25 USD

Cow                                         $250 USD (baby calf to raise)

Sheep                                      $30-40 USD (baby lamb to raise)

Pig                                           $30 USD (baby pig to raise)

Chicken                                   $5-10 USD

Guinea pigs for breeding         $20-30 USD (per pair)

Shoes                                      $25-100 USD

Shirt                                         $8-20 USD

Pants                                       $20-50 USD

Lamp                                       $4-10 USD

Book                                        $15-20 USD

Woodworking Tools                $300 USD (per set of hand tools and electric tools)

Bed                                          $80-150 USD

Backpack                                $10-30 USD

School supplies                      $40-60 USD

Sewing machine                     $90-150 USD

Bicycle pulling cart                  $350 USD (used to sell produce)

Barbecue with table                $350-400 USD (for preparing fast food)

Cooler                                     $45 USD (to sell ice cream and cold drinks)

Blender & electric juicer          $120 USD (to prepare juice for sale)


Sewing Machine                    $233-412 USD            

Bed                                        $128 USD  

Bicycle                                   $177 USD                      

Mattress                                 $59 USD  

Tools                                      $115 USD                   

Blanket                                   $23 USD  

Ball                                         $19 USD                     

General Clothing                    $38 USD  

Clothing/Shoes                      $38 USD                   

Lamp                                     $6 USD  

Book/Stationery                     $13 USD                    

Food                                      $26 USD  

Toys                                      $19 USD                      

Fertilizer                                $38 USD      

Music Cassette                     $2 USD  

Chicken                                 $11 USD  

Cow                                       $236 USD  

Goat                                       $35 USD  

Sheep                                     $35 USD  

Pig                                          $55-110 USD  

Guinea pigs                            $14 USD  

We like to discuss the use of the gifts with each family because livestock does not make sense in every area. There are urban areas where they cannot keep livestock. However, just because they live in a city does not mean that they cannot keep livestock. Sometimes a food stand on the side of the road or a small kiosk selling items is a better business. It really depends on the area. We will counsel the family and will assist them with whatever they choose to do with the money.