Help with screening kids to sponsor

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I am thinking of sponsoring 4 more kids. I visited two kids in Guatemala while I on was on a missions trip last year. I have two others in Mexico. If I wanted to visit other kids I sponsor someday, it would make it easier if they all lived in the same area. It would be easier to remember their birthdays if they were close together (same day?) Also would be easier for visiting if they spoke English but that might be hard to find. I was thinking of 3 more boys and a girl, but that's not essential. Could you help me find them?
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Robert Landeck

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Well, they might be harder to visit since I live in the midwest in US.  Where were you thinking in Africa?
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Coastal region of Kenya. The desperately need help brother. I can send you their photos just incase.
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Jarso, I believe Robert is looking to sponsor through the Compassion organization since he is posting on their support forums.
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KristenH, Champion

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Robert, I would suggest finding kids in the same area if you were planning on visiting. Maybe finding twins? If you want to write to English speaking children, all of my kids in Kenya write in English...although it would definitely be harder to visit Kenya than central/south america.
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Well, thank you for the suggestions. They did help. I will search and try to decide soon. Thanks again. God bless you all.
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Hi! i don't know if this is helpful, but all of my kids in Uganda write to me in English! I know that is farther away from your other kids and more expensive travel, but I thought you might like to know!
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Also, with the new profiles on the Compassion website, there is a place where it tells you what correspondence language the kids use! It is in the "overview" section under their photo, and is usually the first piece of info listed! I hope that helps!
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I would suggest trying to find kids from the same Center and that way you would know for sure that they live in the same area
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I caught on to looking at the correspondence language and have been hunting for the same Center. I am now looking in Kenya cause my missions group goes there. I am thinking of  4 kids who speak English near Nairrobi since they fly in there, maybe all born in September, cause I have one kid with that month birthday already and I have a terrible memory so that would help remembering. Maybe a 3 boys and a girl between 1-7 years old. Let me know if you can help with the search.


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Robert, it will be pretty tricky to find four children with these very specific characteristics, but you are welcome to try. The best place to find children would be online. You can choose the characteristics you are looking for in the search bar. If nothing comes up, you can either change the characteristics or sign up to receive an alert if a child with those characteristics becomes available.
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I talked to someone at compassion who said she would email me the names of compassion centers nearv
Nairobi, Kenya. She said there were 4 centers near there. But so far haven't received the information. I want to search for kids near Nairobi to sponsor.
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Hi Robert! There are actually quite a few centers in the Nairobi area, but it seems that we don't have very many kiddos in need of a sponsor in that area at this moment. There are kids at KE0916 and KE0439 who are in need of sponsors. Both of the centers are in Nairobi. Let me know if you need further help.
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I need a sponsor to sponser my daughter plz she is3yr now
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Mwanahamisi, I have also responded to your other post on this help forum. I am sorry to hear that you are in need of help for your 3-year-old daughter. We would be happy to speak with you more about how we work and if we could possibly help you. Please email socialmedia@compassion.com. Thank you!
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