What can about $50 buy in Haiti for someone living in a city?

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My oldest sponsor child had to leave her program early, and I'd like to give her a parting gift. I don't have as much to give as I used to, so about $50 would be what I could do, maybe a little more, and I think you said $100 is the limit since she didn't graduate. The conversation here about what buys what in Haiti mostly lists livestock, and this young lady lives in a coastal city. I believe she lives in a row house in the city, based on one of her letters. Do you have some general ideas what $50 - $80 could do for her?

Thank you!

Editing to add some more about her, she turns 22 in April and she said she wants to be a nurse. Her household is just her and her dad. The reason she left early was for lack of attendance, which I think was (unfortunately) caused by low self-confidence in her intelligence. I wish I knew how to boost her self-esteem. I had similar struggles at her age, which was just six years ago for me.
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Hi Briana! I’m so sorry you have had to say goodbye early to your young lady from Haiti. We greatly appreciate your desire to bless her with a final gift as she begins this next season of her life :). Sadly, it is true that some children feel self-conscious, timid, and have a lack of self-worth, but our amazing volunteers and field staff at the Compassion centers do their very best to teach them of their worth in our Heavenly Father and that they are precious and loved. Thank you so much for heart to encourage her! The cost of items may vary greatly, but I do have a couple of examples that may help you in deciding how much you’d like to send. Here are a few examples:

Bed Sheets: $23
Mattress: $232
Pants: $15
Shirt: $12
Shoes: $23
Book: $8
Month's Supply of Food: $155

Honestly, I’m sure your young lady will be very grateful and blessed by any amount you choose to give, and we thank you very much for wanting to give her a generous goodbye gift!

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