Gender clarification

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My name is Dallas Deason. My child's name is Anastasie Mahoro his ID is Rw-435-0466 and in your computer system you have him as a boy but I am receiving mixed letter some say he is a girl while others say he is a boy and I was wondering if we could get some clarification on the gender. His ID id Rw-435-0466 thanks so much. 
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Teresa Dawn

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If your child is not wearing a skirt/dress I would guess a boy, just because it would be  very unusual for a Rwandan girl to wear trousers until she is an adult and even then, only adults in the main cities, not the rural area would wear them.  (That being said, there are a few living in certain areas that DO wear trousers so wouldn't be a sure sign... staff will have to check, it's just a lot more unusual.  I'd say 95% of Rwandan girls on the site are wearing skirts or dresses)

Though I suppose there's always a chance the wrong photo is attached to your account somehow, but my guess would be that the mix up is more a translation error in some of the letters.  I've had that often with my Rwandan letters too, maybe the words are very similar or even the same in kinyarwanda... 

I'm not staff though, they'll be able to check into it for you on Monday to confirm. 
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Hi Dallas! It does actually look like your child Anastasie is a girl to me because the child is wearing a skirt in the photo you currently see, as well as the previous photo we have of the child as well. It is very possible that there was simply a mistake made with the gender listed on the child's profile. Like Teresa said, the translations can mix up the gender of the children at times. Some languages simply don't distinguish between male and female pronouns the way English does. I am sending an inquiry today to check on this child's gender so that we can get it verified for you. It usually takes between six and eight weeks for us to hear back from our country office in Rwanda. When we do, we will contact you with the verified information :).

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