|Birth Date||Jul 20, 2013|
|Age||6 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 Gladys Yat Morales. I was born on July 20, 2013. I am a healthy child, and I walk about one hour to get to the feeding program. I have three sisters and three brothers. My family owns the house in which we live. It has three rooms and a kitchen. The house is made of adobe with a tin roof and dirt floor. We have water and electricity. My father’s name is Camilo and he works as a day laborer. My mother’s name is Tomasa and she takes care of our home. She also embroiders napkins. I am not in school yet, so I spend my day playing with my dolls, toy dishes and toy food. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the dove. The foods that I like best are bananas and fried chicken. My family attends an Evangelical church.
With much love and many blessings,
Gladys Yat Morales
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary