Chixocol, where your child lives, is a very small village nestled in a mountain valley in the state of Quiché, Guatemala. Life in this state is very difficult. Most families live in one-room adobe houses with dirt floors and a small, attached kitchen. The extremely poor live in houses made of corn stalks. In the past few years electricity and water have become available to most people in the area - however, indoor plumbing is very rare. Most of the families are farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Public education is available for those who can afford it and consider it of value. Life in Quiché is always a challenge.
Hello! This is Pedro Mauricio Morente Ajqui, and I am writing this to tell you a little about me. I was born on March 16, 2018, so I am now 5 years old. I am in good health, and I am in pre-kinder this year. I like playing with toy cars in my free time. I love the color red, and my favorite animal is the cat. I really enjoy eating fried chicken. At the moment, my family and I are not attending a church. My father’s name is Pedro Morente Cux, and he works as a farmer to support us. My mother’s name is Marta Ajqui de la Cruz, and she works hard at home. I have three brothers and two sisters; four of them are part of the feeding program too.
We live in our own house, and it has three rooms and a separate kitchen. The house is made of adobe with a tin sheet roof and concrete floor. Thankfully, we have running water and electricity services; my parents pay these bills. We are a humble family, and our greatest needs are groceries, clothes and a wardrobe. I walk for one hour to arrive at the feeding program. I tell you that my mom helped me to give this information to an Evangelism teacher, and I am happy to be part of this Ministry. I thank you for reading my information, and I hope you find it interesting.
With much love
Pedro Mauricio Morente Ajqui
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/A-A-C Secretary, Antigua Guatemala