|Birth Date||Mar 28, 2014|
|Age||5 years old|
Tunajá is an area of the state of Quiché, Guatemala. The inhabitants are Quiché Indians who trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization. The prevalent language is the Indian dialect - Quiché. The people are either farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Very little money ever changes hands as they use a barter system. Public education is available - however, most families cannot afford it. Electricity and running water are not available in most of the area.
Hello, my name is Cristian Alexander Grave Chingo. I was born on March 28, 2014. I am a healthy child, and I walk about five minutes to get to the feeding program. I have two brothers who also attend the program. My father’s name is Carlos and he is a nurse in the Health Center. My mother’s name is Amadilia and she is a housewife and she also weaves typical items. We are living in a house that belonged to my grandfather, but he sold it to us. The house is adobe with a tin roof and a cement floor. It has three rooms and we have our kitchen in a small space. We have water and electricity. We have some hens, a dog and a cat. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing soccer, toy cars and watching television. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite animals are dogs and cats. The foods that I like best are apples and fried chicken. My family attends Prince of Peace Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Cristian Alexander Grave Chingo
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary