|Birth Date||Feb 20, 2015|
|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 Evelyn Susana Luis Morente. I was born on February 20, 2015. I have never had much of an appetite, so I have problems with my growth. I have three brothers and two sisters. Two of them also attend the feeding program, and we walk about five minutes to get to the program. My father’s name is Casimiro and he works as a day laborer. Most of the time he works as a mason. My mother’s name is Evelyn and she takes care of our home. We own the house in which we live. It is made of adobe with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have water and electricity. The only domestic animals we have are chickens. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls and toy dishes. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the hamster. The foods that I like the best are mangoes and beans. My family attends a Catholic church.
With much love and many blessings,
Evelyn Susana Luis Morente
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary