How much do things cost in Rwanda?

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi there! 

Here are the cost of common items in Rwanda to help give you an idea of how far your Family Gifts can go! :)

Bicycle                                    $97 USD

Sewing machine                     $129 USD

Chicken                                   $9 USD



Cow                                         $324-568 USD



Goat                                        $32 USD



Pig                                           $48 USD



Sheep                                      $24 USD



Rabbit                                      $4 USD



Iron Sheet                                $86-107 USD

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Sally

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Thank for this list. I just sponsored a precious girl from Rwanda last week and sent a family gift today to be used as the family needs. It is interesting to see what things cost. I have no idea what an iron sheet is. Can you explain?
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Hannah Anderson

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Hi Sally! I do not work for Compassion, but I have family in construction, and an iron sheet is just a sheet of flat iron used for roofing or siding on a house. Hope this helps!
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Sally

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Ok. Thanks. That's heavy-duty for sure! 
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Jessica Louise Kling

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The boy we sponsor in Rwanda bought a banana plantation with $100.
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Emily

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Jessica, that is so incredible! Thank you so much for sharing how abundantly God used your gift to bless your boy and his family! This could be a complete life changing opportunity for them! I pray that God gives them the wisdom to steward this plantation well and that he blesses the fruit of their labors :). Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! I'm excited for you to grow with them in this new and exciting door God's opened up!
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Rev dr sidonie

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have asked about family needs e.g. start up business, livestock, housing , land....

I have just sent Uwinesa 100.00 gift. How much do things cost in Rwanda. I have asked about family needs e.g. start up business, livestock, housing , land, etc but have had no response. Can you help.
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Rev Dr Sidonie, 
I have merged your question here, as many people above have asked similar questions and I thought this may be helpful. :) 
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Ashley Brian

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Do you have this for columbia?
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Ashley! You can find the list for items in Colombia here. :)
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Laura

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How much do things cost in Kenya and Uganda. I found it amazing that my family gift for my child in Uganda was able to by a goat with kids.
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Sierra, Employee

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Hi Laura! That's a great question! In Kenya, a goat costs anywhere from 5,000 - 7,000 KES (Kenyan Shillings), which translates to $48 - $67. In Uganda, a goat costs about 150,000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings), which translates to about $40. Thank you for your generous gift and for allowing your family the opportunity to get this wonderful gift! :)
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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My Ugandan gift got two sheep (Or maybe a sheep and a lamb) I, too, was amazed