|Birth Date||Apr 13, 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 Elvia Roxana Gonzalez Yat. I was born on April 13, 2014. I am in good health and I walk about 15 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have four brothers. My father’s name is Sebastian and he works as a day laborer. He also works in a hardware store. My mother’s name is Zoila and she takes care of our home and she weaves typical items. She also raises some domestic animals that she sells when they are grown to earn money for our expenses. We are living in a house that is made of adobe with a tile roof and a cement floor. The house has two rooms and a kitchen. We have water and electricity. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls, singing and dancing. I also like to help prepare the meals. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the cat. The foods that I like best are watermelon and chicken soup. My family attends Liberty Church Chixocol.
With much love and many blessings,
Elvia Roxana Gonzalez Yat
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary