What are the needs of the compassion center my child attends?

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I know that it states what the community needs for each area (ex. vocational training, improved sanitation etc.). I was recently informed that people can also give to a compassion center as well in order to help them with basic needs. Is there any way that I can know what the needs are for my sponsor child's compassion center? He attends Hope Child Development Center in India EI1770041. Thanks so much! 
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Emily

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Hello Katie! I appreciate your care and concern for your child's community and for your desire to generously provide extra assistance for them. You're correct that sponsor's are given the option of donating a project gift that can be anywhere from $100-$2000. When you give a donation to your child's project, you're welcome to make a note of how you hope that it is used; however keep in mind, the project staff will discuss the greatest need at that time and they will make a decision on how to wisely use the gift for what is needed most at the project. If you feel led to give a gift to your child's project, you will receive a thank you letter and photo of how the gift was used, 6 months after you send it.

Currently, there are several needs in the community that we are aware of. Most of the people here are working in tea gardens and thus work is irregular and there are less job opportunities. This community is also in need of improved sanitation and housing projects. This specific village lacks basic infrastructural facilities such as safe drinking water, electricity, and toilets. Alcoholism is regrettably a severe social problem and there is  a need for addiction programs and alcohol awareness. Please also be encouraged that Compassion has several funds referred to as Complimentary Interventions. Projects are able to submit proposals to receive support from these funds if they choose; for example they may submit a proposal to request water filters from our Water of Life fund. Regrettably, we do not have record of which projects have sent proposals for these specific requests, but they are available to the communities in which we serve. Some benefits of this project are that there are monthly meetings and training programs available to parents at this specific project. The project also has field trips available to the children and they are  helping families with community awareness and cleanliness. 
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Emma

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Could you give me information on my child's center, too. It's called the Mercy Foundation Child Development Centre in Ghana (child number GH5600099).
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Hi Emma! 

Thank you so much for asking about Lillian's center and their needs! Your sponsored child lives in the hillside community of Mamfe-Akuapem, home to approximately 4,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethic group is Akan and the most commonly spoken language is Twi.The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, rice, goat and yams. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, potable drinking water, and educational materials. 
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Andrew Lee

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Hi,

Would I be able to please get some information on the Childhood Center of my child Renata as well please, if they have anything specific listed of course. 
  • Child ID: ME7790500
  • Center: Little Drops of Living Water Student Center
Thanks!
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Hi Andrew! 

Your sponsored child lives in the coastal community of Vega de Alatorre, home to approximately 8,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and cardboard roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include gastrointestinal diseases and malnutrition. Most adults in Vega de Alatorre work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $176 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs job opportunities and vocational training programs. There is a prevalent problem of family disintegration due to parents being separated for long periods of time when one or both migrate for better job opportunities. There are also frequent cases of alcoholism and drug addition in this community. 
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Thank you much for the information :)