|Birth Date||Dec 15, 2014|
|Age||4 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 Crisalin Dayana Garcia Calachij de la Cruz. I was born on December 15, 2014. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 15 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have only one sister. My father’s name is Efrain and he works as a farmer. My mother’s name is Silvia and she takes care of our home. We have some domestic animals that we sell when they are grown to have money for our expenses. We have hens, pigs, turkeys, cats and dogs. We own the house in which we live. It is made of adobe with a tin roof and a dirt floor. It has two rooms and a separate kitchen. We have water and electricity. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls and with my little sister. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the horse. The foods that I like the best are apples and pork ribs. My family attends Prince of Peace Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Crisalin Dayana Garcia Calachij de la Cruz
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary