What countries are reciprocal letter countries?

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When will my child respond to my letter? What is this talk of reciprocal letters?
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Shaina Moats

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Yes, your child will write back to you, even if it feels like it take a little while. Letters can take 2-3 months to reach your sponsored child and then 2-3 months to reach you. Here is a great article that further explains the correspondence process:
http://blog.compassion.com/letter-wri...

A reciprocal country means that when a child receives a letter, they write back (a minimum of 3 times per year). Regular correspondence (most of our countries) means that the child will write a minimum of 3 times per year- and not each time the sponsor writes.

Here is a blog article about reciprocal letter writing:
http://blog.compassion.com/letter-wri...

Currently, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Thailand, and Tanzania participate in reciprocal letters.
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Due to the changes to the correspondence process that will take effect by the end of 2012, every country will be reciprocal.

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