Hello, I am Jose Francisco Oxlaj Quino, and it is a pleasure for me to greet you. I am 16 years old, and I am no longer attending school this year because I did not want to. Now I work as a farmer to help my mother to cover our family’s needs. My father passed away many years ago; my mother struggles to support us, and besides being a housewife, she washes clothes for others to improve our incomes.
The pandemic has affected many people in different ways; in our case the basic products of consumption were more expensive than usual, but thankfully we could go ahead with the groceries we have been receiving from the feeding program. These have been a great help for us to have something to eat. We are so grateful to God for this amazing help, and we pray God blesses everyone that makes this possible. God has shown us his faithfulness through all the blessings we have received and for keeping us healthy because fortunately none of us has been infected with covid-19. We are still members of a Methodist Church. We used to go every Monday and Friday before the pandemic started in the country. My mother Micaela Quino gave this information to one of Living Water’s staff that called her because the feeding program is still closed to protect us from the pandemic.
Jose Francisco Oxlaj Quino
Translated by: Luisa Reyes de Solis, AAC Secretary/Antigua