Zacualpa is a small but busy village in a mountain valley. The village is inhabited by both Quiché Indians and Ladinos (those with mixed European ancestry). The prevalent language is Spanish. Families in this village live in one or two room homes generally constructed of either wood or adobe. Although many of the people are farmers, the village contains several small specialized stores, a body repair shop for buses, mechanics, plumbers and many other small-town tradesmen. It also has a large open-air market which serves much of the area.
Hello, my name is Angie Victoria Guadalupe Lopez Agustin. I was born on June 22, 2013. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 10 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have two sisters and one of them also attends the program. My mother’s name is Michel and she is a housewife. My father’s name is Edgar and he is an assistant mechanic. We rent our home and we pay Q600($81) per month. The house has three rooms and a separate kitchen. We have water and electricity. We buy our drinking water. The house is made of cement blocks with a ceramic floor. We have chickens, two dogs and a cat. My family does not travel to the coast to work as some families do. I am in kindergarten. My favorite color is green and my favorite animal is the dog. The foods that I like best are apples, pineapples and pollo guisado (traditional Guatemalan dish). In my free time, I like to play with my sisters, to color or to ride a bicycle. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Angie Victoria Guadalupe Lopez Agustin
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary