Compassion in India

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We heard that Compassion lost the ability to send funds from the US to India, the country where our sponsored child is living. Can you confirm this situation and if the gifts we give are reaching Kajal? We are aware of the current challenges that many Christian organizations are facing in India and want to clarify the current status of Compassion's registration in India. Thanks for your help.
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Keith Haywood

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Garry Sagel

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Keith, I hadn't heard this. I had a girl in India. I'll be watching to see what Compassion's response is.
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Susan

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Keith, our offices in India have been under governmental scrutiny in recent years. Until now, we have received favorable assessments of our organization and have been allowed to continue our work. God has allowed almost 200,000 children, including your sponsored child Kajal, to continue attending their student centers and to be known, loved and protected. We have not lost the ability to send funds to India. Do you mind my asking where you heard that we had? 
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Emily

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I sent you an email, Eleanor.
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Rachel Hoffman

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Will we all be getting letters in the mail explaining the situation in India? I saw on the Facebook page that some people had gotten letters but so far or family has not. If this isn't something that I'll be getting in the mail, could someone email me regarding our child in east India?
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Emily

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Hi Rachel! It looks like your kiddo in East India is a correspondent child so you won't get the letter in the mail. I'm going to email you right now with the information.
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Debbie Skacel Tovar

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My India kid is 'only' a correspondence kid, and I got a letter.
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Kristen

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I also got a letter for a correspondence kid in India.
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I am preparing stickers, etc to mail to sponsored child. Are Spider-Man band-aids allowed to be mailed to India?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L6CE91W/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687642&pf_rd_s=lp...
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Emily

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Hi newsponsor! I think these band aids are just fine :). Before clicking on the picture, I was weary if it had villains or if he was in his black suit from the other movie just because those might be a little more violent looking but these are awesome. I bet they'd love them! Especially if they've ever heard of Spiderman!
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Jenny Kim

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Hi Emily! Are we allowed to send band aids to our children? If so then how many band aids can I send per time? And band aid that has Antibiotic ointment on the pad allowed to send too?

https://www.amazon.com/Band-Aid-Adhesive-Bandages-Antibiotic-Waterproof/dp/B01EMYZ5AY/ref=sr_1_2?srs...
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Hi Jenny! Regrettably, Emily's answer was given a year ago, and, as you may be aware, we have since changed our guidelines and processes. Regrettably, you are no longer able to send band aids of any kind. Thank you for your heart to provide your kiddos with everything they needs. Please rest assured that your sponsorship provides them the access to regular health checkups and first aid needs. Have a blessed weekend! 

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