More ways to connect with sponsored children

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First of all, I just want to thank everyone at Compassion International so very much for what they do for the kids and for the sponsors. I have been sponsoring a little girl in the Philippines for 6 years now and am so thankful for this program! I know a lot of our suggestions are not possible due to limitations in resources or technology in other countries, but I really appreciate your willingness to listen.

1. I recently requested a photo of my child be emailed to me because I didn't have the printed version handy and was actually delighted to find the size and quality of the emailed picture to be much better than print or online ones. Maybe sponsors could be emailed the pictures, perhaps even instead of mailing them? Sponsors could then print them out with their own money if desired but would have something they could keep and send easily and that is of higher quality. I sure wish I had a picture of this great quality of my child when I first started sponsoring her so I could see how she has grown over 6 years. Would anything like that be possible?

2. Would it also be possible to email sponsors a video of their child? Even if it is not translated, I have just been dying to hear the voice of the little girl I sponsor and see her in motion for years.
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Emily Hayward

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Emily! These are both great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! I have passed your ideas on to the appropiate team and I'll keep you posted on what comes out of it.
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Emily Hayward

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I would love to be kept updated. I know these things are very difficult to implement and are a process that takes time, but thank you so much for considering them. I would love to see/hear more of my sponsored child! :)
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Emily! I wanted to let you know that we are currently working on marketing the digital photo option more clearly to sponsors, so you should see this in the future. Compassion is also updating our software and processes. What this means is that when we roll out our new software and processes, we are looking to give sponsors more opportunities to connect with their children, including videos. Again, great ideas! :)