is it a hardship for sponsored children to travel to meet me when I am in their country

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I will be in Guatemala and would like to see one of my sponsored children, but fear it may be a hardship for them to travel to where I will be staying. Should I be concerned about them traveling to meet me?
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Tonnie Renfro

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Andrea Watt

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When I went to Guatemala I originally planned to visit my kids in their location, but factors in the country changed plans and 2 of the kids were brought to me. They had to travel early but Compassion handled everything and I think we were all very happy with the results.
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Denise L.

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Don't be concerned. For many or most kids, the opportunity to travel and see a bit of their own country is rare. Experiences with you will always be remembered. When I visited my child from the altiplano, she was very impressed when we went to a nice park with actual grass, and at 11 years old she had her first chance to use playground swings. The whole experience is very enriching, and kids don't mind traveling at all!
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Shannon Massey, Employee

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Hi Tonnie! 
As Denise and Andrea mentioned above, I would not worry in the least! I think these kiddos would jump at any opportunity to get out of their area and see a new place, have new experiences and meet you! I think you would be gifting them something very special and Compassion will work out all the details! :)

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