Hello, my name is Marta Benito Morente. I was born on March 03rd, 1947. I am 74 years old. I live in Lomincillo, Zacualpa about a 30-minute walk from the feeding program. I am a widow and my husband passed away 2 years ago. I do not work due to my advanced age. I have 2 sons and 4 daughters but sadly only one daughter helps me to cover my needs. I live with her since she is alone. She has children in The United States who sends some money for her expenses. They have their own families so they help my daughter a little bit.
My daughter Juaquina owns a humble house that also shares with her oldest son and his family. He works as a mason´s helper and earns Q400 (a little less than $53) a week. The house is made of tin sheet roof, wood walls and dirt floor. There are four rooms and a separated kitchen with running water and electricity. My daughter and grandson pay for the main services at home. I have some chickens and pigs at home. About my health, I have some walking problems due to my age. For that reason, I mostly stay at home because the way home is very narrow and complicated. I have many needs such as groceries, clothes and shoes. I am a member of The Evangelical Church and thank God for every blessing giving to my life.
Marta Benito Morente viuda de Garcia
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval / AAC Secretary