|Birth Date||Nov 26, 1939|
|Age||79 years old|
Hello, my name is Facunda Garcia Medio.
I am a single mother/grandmother. I am 79 years old. I live alone in a community in Guatemala called Duenas. I actually attend the Liberty Church in Jocotenango, but I go to the monthly devotional/dinner at the Liberty Church campus in Duenas once a month. I walk about 30 minutes from my house to the campus in Duenas. I was born in Duenas in 1939. I am a widow. My husband passed away about 15 years ago. I have a total of 8 children; three sons and 5 daughters. Each of them has their own family to provide for. I do not own the house in which I live, but blessedly, I do not have to pay rent either. I live in a house located on a coffee farm called San Sebastian. I am allowed to live in the house because my husband worked for this farm for many years before he passed away. Thankfully, I will be allowed to live in the house until I die. The house has only one room. It is made of wood with a tin roof and dirt floor. I do not have a kitchen. I have a small area outside my house that does not have walls but is covered with a piece of tin where I cook on a small wood burning stove. I have running water and electricity.
I do not have a formal job. I receive a small pension of Q200 each month (a little less than $30). To earn additional money for my expenses, I raise and sell flowers and small plants. I also love to raise chickens and ducks. I have some space in which I raise them and when they are grown I sell them to earn money. I am not in the best of health. I have diabetes, and I am under medical treatment for this. I also suffer from pain in my legs from my knees down. This is possibly from a small stroke that I had about 5 years ago. I have also had two surgical procedures on my head in the past. In spite of my health issues, I continue to have faith in the Lord that He will take care of me. My most immediate needs are for my vitamins that I take each day, for juices to drink and for some food. I could also use some more chickens to raise and sell to help with my expenses.
Love and blessings,
Facunda Garcia Medio
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary