Candelaria Elizabeth Jimon Alvarado
Ref# PA1669

About Me
My name is Candelaria Elizabeth Jimon Alvarado. I'm a 11-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
February 5, 2011.
Attends Program

Pasojoc

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

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Hello!

I am Candelaria Elizabeth Jimon Alvarado, and it is a blessing for me to update you about my last news. I am eleven years old and attend the second grade again. Learning has been a little bit difficult for me, and because of that, I failed my grade last year. Nowadays, I receive classes twice or three times weekly. After doing homework, I take advantage of my free time to help my mother to do the chores. Let me tell you that I missed eating delicious lunches at the feeding program during the most challenging months of the pandemic. Fortunately, it is open again; I usually walk one hour and a half from my home to get there. Covid-19 affected my family and me economically because there were not enough work opportunities, and everything went up in price. However, my parents have strived to move forward with our family, although our current necessities are groceries and clothes.

My father works cultivating the field and harvesting coffee beans at the coast, while my mother does the chores and takes care of my younger sister and me. We enjoy good moments together, especially when we eat delicious snacks. Despite difficulties and Covid-19, we have celebrated Christmas by preparing tamales (a typical dish) to share with our loved ones. Fortunately, we have been healthy. My family and I live in our own house, which is made of adobe walls, tiled roof, and dirt floors. It has two rooms and a separate kitchen. There is no electricity or running water at home, so we use candles at night and carry water from the nearest spring. Luckily, our house is in good condition. We do not attend church yet, but I hope to do it soon. Finally, let me tell you that my mother gave this information to an evangelism team member to share with you about my life. This is all for now, but if you want to hear something else about me, feel free to ask me.

Sending you the hugest hugs,

Candelaria Elizabeth Jimon Alvarado

Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua