Abbidan Emanuel de la Cruz Luis
Ref# PT0131

About Me
My name is Abbidan Emanuel de la Cruz Luis. I'm a 8-year-old.

My birthday is
June 26, 2014.
Attends Program

Pasojoc III

Program Country


Sponsorship Type


My Story

Pasojoc III, where your child lives, is located in an extremely remote area of the mountains in Quiche, Guatemala.  Life in this area is very difficult and very isolated from the outside world. It is a 3-hour walk to the nearest market town. The people who inhabit the area are Quiche Mayans who can trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization. They normally speak a Mayan dialect called Quiche, however, Spanish is becoming more common. The climate is basically warm, but it can get very cold at night. Houses in this area are typically constructed of adobe with tin sheet or tile roofs and dirt floors. Pasojoc III is an area rich with natural resources.  It is a farming area where the inhabitants grow staples such as corn, beans and other types of vegetables.  Many families also raise domestic animals such as sheep, goats, cows and chickens.

My name is Abbidan Emanuel de la Cruz Luis, and I am 8 years old. I was born on June 26, 2014. I am attending school, and I am in 2nd grade. I enjoy playing toy cars. My favorite color is red, and I love ducks. The food that I like the most is fried chicken. My father travels to the Coast very often to work by picking coffee. He works as a day laborer in our town. My mother is a housewife and raises domestic animals in order to earn extra money. I have one brother and two sisters. We are grateful to God because He has kept us in good health. We are members of a church called “Full Gospel”. Our house is owned by my parents. There are two adobe rooms, a separate kitchen with tin sheet roof and dirt floor. We have a well, and we get water from there, and we have electricity. My father pays for this service. We have many chickens at home. Our basic needs are Groceries and corn. I walk 10 minutes to attend the Feeding program because I live near there. My mother takes us.

Many hugs and kisses,

Abbidan Emanuel de la Cruz Luis

Translated by: Lucia Gravez, AAC Secretary Antigua