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I'm going to be honest, though. When I receive official photos of my child from Compassion, the girl is always in traditional dress. It rather shocked me that she had a Facebook account and was wearing modern-looking clothing and even a necklace. I know this sounds completely ridiculous. It's GOOD that these children have access to computers (at school perhaps) and are learning computer skills; that will really help them. She could have borrowed the clothing, or that may be her only suit of "modern" clothes. I will admit, though, that on her Facebook page she didn't seem to be nearly as impoverished as she usually looks in her official photos.
This isn't making me want to cancel my sponsorship. We've sponsored this girl for years, and I'm pleased if somehow we've helped improve her and her family's condition. That's the goal. I don't know....it's just a psychological hurdle, I guess.