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 Nehemias Morente Musia, I was born on January 16, 2014. I am a healthy child, and I live very close to the feeding program. I have one brother and two sisters who also attend the program. My father’s name is Carlos and my mother’s name is Juana. Actually, my parents got separated before I was born. My mother is a housewife and she also does the cleaning in other houses and washes clothes in order to earn money for our expenses. We own the house in which we live. It has three rooms and a kitchen. It is made of adobe with a tin roof and a dirt floor. We have water and electricity. My family does not travel to the coast to work as many families do. We have some chickens, dogs and a cat. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing ball. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the rabbit. The foods that I like best are bananas and grilled beef. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Nehemias Morente Musia
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary