How often will I receive letters from my child?
Your diligence and initiative in corresponding with your sponsored child greatly effects the number of letters you will receive from your child.
Your sponsored child will attempt to respond to all your letters; however, due to remote locations, translations, and inadequate postal services, communication will be harder for the child than for you. It’s common for a reply to take up to three to four months. Please continue to write to your child even if you have not received a reply and know that your words and photos are a great source of encouragement for the child.
It is common that letters will need to be translated, in this instance you will receive the child’s original letter as well as a translation from a SHM staff member.