Sponsored for over a year--only received one letter

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I've been sponsoring a 6 year old girl from Ethiopia for a year and two months now and have only received one letter from her. I got that letter in July and started sponsoring her in January. Since then, I haven't gotten a letter from her. I try to write at least once every month to month and a half.

I was wondering whether this amount of letters from your child was normal? I thought Ethiopia was a reciprocal letter country? I was really looking forward to hearing from her and learning more about her life.
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Nope, that's not normal. If you did not write her, you should only get two letters a year. If you write her at least six times a year, you should get six letters. So if you are writing her every month or so, you should definitely have more letters by now. Thank you so much for still writing her even when you weren't getting something in response! I know she treasures them! :)

Okay, so since it has been over six months since you got a letter from her, you can contact Compassion (800-336-7676). Call them and ask them to do an inquiry for a letter from your child. That way they can get you a letter soon and likely a reason why you haven't gotten one sooner.

Again, I am so sorry that you haven't gotten more letters. Thank you for writing to her. She is very encouraged by your letters, I am sure! Your words deny what poverty is telling her "you are not important," and you are telling her and showing her that she is important and loved and special. Thank you so much for your commitment to her!! :)
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Thank you! I will contact them this week. Again, thanks for the help and the encouragement! :-)
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no problem! :)

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