I know that many people have issues getting their sponsored children to answer their questions, and I was having the same issue. Awhile back, I decided that if I'm going to ask questions that I want to be answered, I'm going to send them in a letter absolutely on their own, with no information to get in the way.
Here is the list of questions I send to each of my children as soon as I sponsor them/are assigned to them as a correspondent sponsor. List of 11 Questions
Anyway, here is the letter that I got from Karanja today. He answered all of my questions!
My name is Francis Karanja and I am happy to be your friend. I have been receiving your letters.
I wear a uniform to school. I stay at school each day from 6:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (That is a long day!) . I got to school by foot. My favorite subject is Christian Religious Education and Kiswahili is difficult for me.
Our house is made of iron sheets. I sleep in the house and I do have a bed. We do not have electricity. We fetch water with my grandmother's donkey. Most adults in my community are peasant farmers. People travel using buses.
There are 270 children in my Compassion project. Some are older than me. The food that is typical here in my community is a mixture of beans and maize, locally called githeri. When I grow up I want to be a pilot. My favorite colors are green and blue. My favorite sport is netball.
I thank you for being my sponsor.
God bless you