|Birth Date||Jan 23, 2013|
|Age||6 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 Gladis Marisol Grave Grave. I was born on January 23, 2013. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 10 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have three brothers and five sisters. Three of my siblings also attend the feeding program. My father’s name is Jose and he works as a day laborer. He also travels to the coast to work. My mother’s name is Juana and she is a housewife. We rent the house in which we live. It is adobe with a tile roof and a cement floor. The house has four rooms including the kitchen. We have electricity but not water. We get our water from a well with a pump. We have some hens, a dog and a cat. We grow corn for our own consumption. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls and watching cartoons on television. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the cat. The foods that I like best are fried chicken and watermelon. My family goes to Prince of Peace Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Gladis Marisol Grave Grave
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary