Carlos Maximiliano Ixchop Munoz
Ref# NE2640

About Me
My name is Carlos Maximiliano Ixchop Munoz. I'm a 14-year-old.

My birthday is
October 6, 2007.
Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country


Sponsorship Type


My Story


Nueva Esperanza, which means New Hope, is located in a slum area of Guatemala City, Guatemala.  An extremely poor area, our program is squeezed in among the shanty dwellings built over an old city dump.  Many houses in this area are without toilets or running water and are assembled with scrap wood, sheet metal, and cardboard.  Zone 5, where Nueva Esperanza is located, is considered one of the most dangerous areas of Guatemala City.  It is controlled by gangs and drug pushers.  Robberies and murders are common in this area.  Public education is available - however, many cannot afford it.  Life in Zone 5 is very difficult. This child lives on top of an old rubbish dump in Zone 5 of Guatemala City.  It is an extremely dangerous area where criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts live. Hello! First of all, I want to thank you for taking time to read my letter. I hope you are in good health. My name is Carlos Maximiliano and I am 14 years old. I was born in Guatemala City on October 6th, 2007. Currently, I am in seventh grade. My favorite hobby is playing soccer. I like all kinds of animals, but what I like the most are dogs. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite food is chicken with potatoes.

I live along with my parents and siblings in a place called “Lourdes dos” located in Zone 5. In spite of Covid-19, we are all in good health. My father’s name is Carlos Ixchop, and he works washing cars. My mother’s name is Evelyn Munoz, and she works in a place where sells Guatemalan typical food. We live in my paternal grandmother’s house. Her home is made out of block, metal sheet roof and concrete floor. This has five rooms, but we only inhabit two medium size rooms; the first one of them is our bedroom and the second one is the kitchen. At the end of each month, my parents help my grandma to pay the running water and electricity services. Thankfully, we live about a 10-minute walk from the feeding program. My whole family and I attend the Catholic Church called “Maria Auxiliadora”. Finally, let me tell you that my mother assisted a member of the Evangelism team to get information about me, since the staff want to protect us from the virus. I leave you for now, but I hope to write you again. See you later!

Many kisses and hugs,

Carlos Maximiliano Ixchop Munoz

Translated by: Hillary Popol / AAC Secretary