How are children selected for your program?

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Colleen, Company Admin

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That is a great question Angela. We depend on the local Compassion staff in the countries that we work in to identify the children in their communities that would benefit the most from Compassions assistance. Some of the criteria that they look at is family income level, we want to help children that are the poorest of the poor. Does the child come from a single parent family or is there malnutrition issues with the child? We want to have a balance of male and female children in our programs, as well as Christians vs. non- Christians. We also only register children in the program that are between age 3 and nine.
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Cory Naragon

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I am curious as to how a child is selected to be listed on the compassion international website for sponsorship. I am looking for answers to more detailed questions such as: "Does the child need to live in a certain location?", "Do their guardians need to fall under a minimum amount of annual days employed?", "Do the child's guardian(s) income have to set below their country's or city's average by a certain amount?".

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What requirements do children have to meet for sponsorship consideration?.
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Becky, Champion

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You can find more details in this blog entry about how the local project staff choose which children to register:
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Cory Naragon

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Thank you for your responses Colleen and Becky! You have been a big help.

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