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Because we want you to have the best relationship possible with your sponsored child, and your questions are reasonable ones, we are currently considering a few technology-driven options to help you connect more directly with your child.

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In a perfect world, here’s how the process would work:

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Our Highly Vulnerable Children initiative deals with poor children who find themselves in very critical conditions demanding special attention and assistance in order to survive.

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One of my earliest lessons in the importance of our gifts came from Tausi (Tanzania). I began sponsoring her soon after her stated birth date (which later proved to be wrong, but…) and immediately sent a gift of $25.

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Holistic child development has four aspects: physical, socio-emotional, economic and spiritual, and there are different issues that we have to grapple with when applying our child development model to the child survival and child sponsorship programs.

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After a disaster occurs in one of our countries, we often raise money to help those affected. We do this to help provide things such as food and water, shelter, bedding, trauma counseling or medical treatment, among other needs. Many times we also send disaster relief kits.

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We’ve noticed variations of this question – Can I stay in contact with my child if he or she graduates or leaves the sponsorship program? – popping up in several of our posts about letter-writing. So we approached our contact center to help answer it.

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This is the last of our malaria questions. Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post, and we’ll also include the answer in our World Malaria Day post.

The answer to yesterday’s question 90 percent.
Ninety percent of those who die from malaria are African children.
Through our Malaria Intervention Fund, Compassion-assisted children…

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Apr 23 2009

Malaria Deaths in Africa

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post AND right here, like this.

The answer to yesterday’s question is 41 percent.
Forty-one percent of the world’s people live in areas where malaria is transmitted, including parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Hispaniola and Oceania.
(Source: cdc.gov/malaria/facts.htm, November 2008)

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Apr 22 2009

At Risk for Malaria

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post AND right here, like this.

The answer to yesterday’s question is true. Only the female Anopheles mosquito can transmit malaria.
(Source: cdc.gov/malaria/faq.htm, November 2008)

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Apr 21 2009

Female Mosquitos

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Apr 20 2009

Malaria Deaths

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Apr 17 2009

Malaria Infection

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Apr 16 2009

Human Malaria

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Apr 15 2009

Mosquito Net Bed Canopy

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Apr 14 2009

Mosquito Bite

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Apr 13 2009

Meaning of Malaria

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As the Rwandan genocide unfolded 15 years ago, Dr. Laurent Mbanda followed the fighting lines of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) to help administer aid to those who needed it most.
Mbanda is now Compassion’s Regional Vice President of the African region.
1. Where were you when the genocide started?
I was not in Rwanda. I arrived…

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In a country identified as 90 percent Christian, Christ-like behavior essentially vanished as children and babies were hacked apart with machetes. What happened to God? Where was He?

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For the past two weeks we’ve published a series of poverty questions for you to consider. We appreciate everyone who submitted comments to the posts, and we extend our congratulations to Judy Tremblay and her enormous brain for answering the most poverty questions correctly and becoming the proud new owner of a brand, spankin’ new…

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Mar 4 2009

Undernourished Children

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1 in 3 children does not have adequate
shelter.
1 in 5 children does not have access to
safe water.
1 in 7 children does not have access to
health care.
All of the above.

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