Why are all of the youngest children from Bolivia?

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This is just a random question, but I was looking through the children who needed a sponsor that were 1-2 years old, and noticed that all of them were from Bolivia. Is there a specific reason for this?

Also, if you sponsor a child who is so young, would you still be able to write letters to them, and would you receive letters back? If so, from whom? Thank you!
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Hi Julia! Great questions! Most, if not all, of the children who are entered into the Sponsorship Program at 1-3 years of age are graduates of our Child Survival Program for moms and babies. Since we only have the Child Survival Program in certain countries, naturally, we have a large number of children who enter the program at young ages in the countries that have this program. Bolivia is one of them.

With children ages 1-4, our programming is mostly geared towards the mom or guardian of the child until the child is about 5 years old and can actively participate. You would still be encouraged to write letters and you would receive letters back. The mother, guardian, or center worker will be the one who will write the letter and the child will contribute to the letter in some way - maybe by scribbling a picture. 

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