Jocotenango, where your child lives, is in the state of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala and is a suburb of Antigua. It is an urban environment and is inhabited by both Quiché Indians and Ladinos (those with mixed European ancestry). Most of the children attend school, but financial hardship affects many families and forces most of the children to leave after the sixth grade. Only two out of ten children finishes high school. Children in this area face temptations from gangs and drugs.
Hello, my name is Luisa Fernanda Castillo Rogel. I was born on May 23, 2006 and I am 12 years old. I am in good health. I attend the Jocotenango feeding program. My father’s name is Luis Fernando Castillo Perez and he works as a carpenter. My mother’s name is Alba Cristina Rogel Rodriguez and she is a housewife. We rent a 2-room house that is made of plasterboard with a tin roof and cement floor. We have a separate kitchen. We also have electricity and water. I have one little puppy named Lassy and 1 cat named Minina. I walk about 15 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have 2 brothers named Luis and Cristopher. I am in 7th grade this year. In my free time, I love to play with my dolls. My favorite colors are black and purple, and my favorite animal is the owl. The food that I like to eat the most is pizza. Currently, my family does not attend any church.
With much love and many blessings,
Luisa Fernanda Castillo Rogel
Translated by Edwina Lyons/Living Water Missionary