I discovered that there are two of us writing to the same child...

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Hello.  I was in my Compassion app, and I noticed for one of my correspondent children (Samiratou BF 040500162), that there is a letter showing up in my list of letters that is written to my correspondent child from another person (Carol 06155617).  In that letter, she thanked her for her letter or told her that she enjoyed hearing from her.... something along those lines to indicate that Samiratou has been writing to her too.  Is this her financial sponsor?  And if she is able to write to her now, does this mean that I should not be writing to her anymore?  I recently received a letter from her so I was just getting on to respond back to her.  But now I'm not sure if I should go ahead and do that or not.  I was just confused as to why there are two of us writing to her, and she is obviously writing to both of us as well.  Please advise.  My sponsor number is:  07300510. Thank you so much!
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Trina Harris Ezell

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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hello Trina! I am so sorry for the confusion. I see that you just became Samiratou's correspondent in February and wrote your first letter to her in May. The other person who wrote to Samiratou is her financial sponsor. She had been receiving the letters from Samiratou until you became the correspondent, but you are right that she did write a letter that was processed this month. We will reach out to the financial sponsor and remind her of the guidelines for having a correspondent sponsor writing to her child. You are welcome to continue writing to Samiratou, and we will let you know if the financial sponsor does indeed want the writing relationship back. Otherwise, please feel free to continue writing to Samiratou as normal :).
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Hi Sarah!  Thank you for looking into this for me.  Yes, Samiratou was given to me in February as a correspondent child, and I actually sent my first letter to her on February 10th, and have sent 6 letters since then.  That is why I was so surprised to see a letter to Samiratou from someone else in my Compassion App, and it sounds like Samiratou has been sending letters to her too, since Carol (her financial sponsor) thanked her for the picture that she drew for her.  So I was so confused.  I will go ahead and keep writing to her since you said it was ok, until I hear otherwise.  Thank you Sarah!

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