Why do some letters take longer?

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I have 3 correspondants and two sponser kids. How is it I already got the first letter from both younger boys and nothing from the second sponser yet? Could it be that he is older or that correspondants come faster. I got my first letter from my first sponser kid about a month after and only a few weeks for the corresponant kid. I know it can take up to a few months but I am curious
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Ashley Brian

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Are they in different projects? Different countries?  THey only write letters on specific days when they go to project. So maybe the project has not had their letter writing day -- or had it farther away in comparison to when you started writing.  Or the child missed the letter writing day.  Some countries are faster about translating than others as well. So when letters are turned in, they get translated quickly and delivered. Others are slow (Sometimes REALLY slow. I've got a letter from 7-31 still sitting trying to finish the process to get to my girl in Rwanda.  My kids in Mexico also have letters in process, though not quite that long -- and even Rwanda I have other letters that I wrote since then that have completed the process.

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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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(And it is also possible there is more going on on the project end. The very first child I ever sponsored never sent me a letter at all.  We sent a inquiry at the 4 months mark and got back the response that the parent had decided to pull her out of the program.  I suspect they had been working on getting her to follow the program rules up to that point.)
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Ashley Brian

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I have both sponser kids in columbia. The other boy who I got his letter fast is in indonesia. I do know my youngest sponser child is closer to thr center of columbia than my 14 year old who is the other sponser child. He is located near the edge so i have figured that in too.
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Hi Ashley and Sarah! Sarah, you're giving great advice and insight. I wrote a letter to my sponsored child in Kenya on August 3rd that is still in the translation process. I wrote a letter to my child in Nicaragua the same day, and it's been delivered just fine. Ashley, it could be that your sponsored children in Colombia have not had their letter-writing day yet. It can sometimes take up to 4 months for a letter to get to you after you've initially signed up to sponsor the child. If you still haven't received anything after 4 months, you are welcome to reach out to us and let us know, and we would be happy to send a note to that child's project to check up on them!