|Birth Date||Aug 05, 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 Manuela Roxana de la Cruz Morente. I was born on August 5, 2013. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 20 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have three brothers and two sisters. My father’s name is Cristobal and he is the owner of a recording studio and he is part of a Christian band. My mother’s name is Martina and she takes care of our home and our domestic animals. We own the home in which we live. It has six rooms and a kitchen. The house is made of cement blocks with a ceramic tile floor. We have water and electricity. I am in kindergarten, and when I am not in school, I like to play with my dolls and toy dishes. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the kitten. The foods that I like best are peaches and spaghetti. My family attends a Methodist church.
With much love and many blessings,
Manuela Roxana de la Cruz Morente
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary