|Birth Date||Nov 29, 2014|
|Age||5 years old|
Chixocol is a very small village nestled in a mountain valley in the state of Quiché, Guatemala. Life in this state is very difficult and somewhat isolated from the outside world. 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 has 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, my name is Eddy Geobany Morente Sohom. I was born on November 29, 2014. I am a healthy child, and I walk about one hour to get to the feeding program. I have one sister. My father’s name is Juan and he works as a farmer and a day laborer. My mother’s name is Rogelia and she takes care of our home and our domestic animals. We have hens, pigs, sheep and turkeys. She is actually my adoptive mother. We own the house in which we live. It has one room and a separate kitchen. The house is made of adobe with a tin roof and a dirt floor. We have water and electricity. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my toy cars and balls. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the cat. The foods that I like best are mangoes and fried chicken. My family attends a Methodist church.
With much love and many blessings,
Eddy Geobany Morente Sohom
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary