Compassion partners in India

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We are concerned about the children of India now that Compassion has been forced out of India.  We are looking for alternative ways to help the children of India and found this organization that claims to have partnered with Compassion for the past 9 years and is now offering child sponsorships directly.  Can someone from Compassion in fact confirm that these organization was a partner with Compassion?  I want to be certain they are a vetted organization.
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Sandy Montoya

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Wow! I looked up the links you posted. It sounds really good! I'd like to hear more info too. And how are they able to continue to operate in India? Do they have approval, a waiver or something, so they won't also be unable to accept donor funds like what happened to Compassion?
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I would be very hesitant to send them any money. They say, "We had been partnering with Compassion International for 9 years . Compassion International was sponsoring our 600 poor children." I don't know what that means, or if it is true. If Compassion can't get money into India using their mission statement, I have doubts another ministry, that says it shares Compassion's goals, can get money into India, either. Have you checked Charity Navigator to see what they say about this organization?
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Hi Tim! We appreciate your heart to help the children of India and your creativity in seeking ways to continue to help. Regrettably, we can neither confirm nor deny that we have a parntership with these organizations. We also cannot condone giving to these organizations. If they partner with us, and if we have to leave India, we would not oversee these organizations and would not be responsible for their financial and program integrity any longer. You would be giving at your own risk. 
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Kudos to Compassion for all of the efforts made to sustain the work in India. Even down to the very last minute, remember God works best in our weakness (so that no one might boast). Let's continue praying in faith that God can do ANYTHING. Let's be at peace with God's reign. May God be glorified in the outcome.

Something to consider: Even if Compassion could not provide a tax deduction for India donations - would it help if we created an industry where the partners there produced some kind of goods in return for revenues? Would creating an economy in these areas where the partners are active possibly be acceptable in place of donations?

Could this be a potential last resort? It may be better than no donations at all.

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Thank you so much for your support and encouraging words, Phil. This is a devastating scenario for our children, staff, and sponsors, and hearing messages like yours are a blessing in the middle of it! The issue is that we are not actually even able to send donations to our country offices in India at all and the government in India is not allowing any funds to go through from our ministry. Any donations that have been given towards India children have been held here at our headquarters over the past months that this has been going on. Sponsors will absolutely receive tax summaries with their donations for any children in India on them. If it comes to us having to pull out of India, sponsors are able to transfer those donations over to a new child, a fund, or gift. We are also able to refund the sum to the sponsors as well. I love your idea and wish that we could do that, but regrettably, it isn't something we will be able to.

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