Which country has largest percentage of unsponsored children in their projects?

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Do you have stats of the percentage of unsponsored children by country?  I was curious which country/countries have the highest amount unsponsored children.  Thank you.
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Joseph

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Emily

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Hi Joseph! The number of children waiting for a sponsor changes daily as you can imagine. This number fluctuates so often due to the fact that unsponsored children in each of our countries are being sponsored every day.  We are constantly working to find these children sponsor's in various ways whether by web or an event such as a concert or Compassion Sunday. We are also placing children back up for sponsorship on daily basis due to sponsor circumstances changing and needing to cancel. Because of this, we are unable to provide an accurate 'real time' percentage of unsponsored children in each country.  However, I am able to provide our data report from this last year which may give you a good idea of the numbers we see. Below, I have provided a list of our countries and next to each of them, the number of unsponsored children at the end of this fiscal year (June 2013-June 2014). According to this information, Kenya has the highest number of children currently still waiting for sponsor's and Thailand has the least amount of children waiting for sponsor's. 

East Africa: 

Ethiopia       6,830
Kenya          6,371
Rwanda       7,148 
Tanzania     6,244
Uganda       6,437

West Africa:

Burkina Faso     6,603
Ghana                 5,972
Togo                    7,009

Asia:

Bangladesh         7,009   
East India            6,329
East Indonesia    5,536
India                      5,748
Indonesia            6,060
Philippines          4,565
Sri Lanka            2,464
Thailand             2,252

Central America/Caribbean:

Dominican Republic   3,997
El Salvador                3,985
Guatemala                 4,303
Haiti                            5,065
Honduras                   3,883
Nicaragua                  4,336

South America:

Bolivia          6,314
Brazil            3,748
Colombia      5,382

Again, please keep in mind that this data is from our global report for June of this year and is not up to date. I hope this information is helpful for you! Please let me know if you have further questions :).
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Joseph

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Thank you very much for your reply!  Interesting information.  I appreciate it.
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Karen

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133,590 unsponsored kids listed here.  I'm curious, are those just kids who are registered with Compassion?  Im guessing this is in reality a very small percentage of kids who really need help - for example oftentimes just one child in an entire family is registered while the others reap domino effect benefits when their sibling is sponsored.  Can you tell us how many children ARE currently sponsored?  Thanks!
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Well, that's amazing.  Do you know, out of those 1,418,660 kids how many of them have actual correspondence relationships with their sponsors?  I just got a new little girl to correspond with who has been sponsored since 2007 by 3 different sponsors and I called and found out she has never received a letter in these 7 years she's been sponsored.  I'm SO VERY grateful to be chosen to get to be the one to change that for her............now I just hope & pray her $sponsor doesn't quit on her.  I have such a love in my heart for these kids.  I wish I were a millionare............I wouldn't be buying yachts!!!
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Karen, we are so incredibly blessed to partner with such loving sponsors and letter writers like you! Thank you for all that you are doing for these precious children! While, I am not sure how many of our children have active correspondence relationships with their sponsors, we have found that the average sponsored child receives two letters a year. In 2013, 38% of Compassion children did not receive a letter from their sponsor. This means that some do not receive any letters and some have received way more than two a year. It breaks my heart those who never hear from their sponsors and even doubt that their sponsor or someone who cares about them even exists. I pray that more sponsors will write as many loving letters as you do! :)
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38%? Wow, that is heart breaking. I am grateful for the $ people send because I wouldnt get to write to 3 lovely children without them being generous in giving the money. I wish that 38% would at least send a 50 cent "thinking of you" card and put a picture in it a couple of times a year
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Oh my word... I just want to cry right now!!!!! PLEASE SET ME UP WITH KIDDOS WHO DONT GET LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They all deserve some love! Oh my... I am a stay at home mom, I have time to write, and I will write! There is more to this program than providing money! Is there a way you can see if Annah Nabwire is still a compassion child? She lives in Uganda. If so can you please set me up to write with her, as well as other sponsored kiddos who don't get letters from their sponsors?
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Hi Audrey and Karen! You both warm my heart with how much you love these sweet kiddos. We cannot thank you enough and I agree, they all deserve some love ;).

Audrey, I did not see a child in our system under the name 'Annah Nabwire.' Regrettably, we would not be able to set you up as her correspondent unless she was sponsored and her financial sponsor did not want to write to her. I have however, responded to your request to be added to the waiting list for correspondent children. You can see my response here. You have been added to the list for 5 children today :).

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