|Birth Date||Dec 06, 2010|
|Age||8 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 Brenda Elizabela Garcia Chich. I was born on December 6, 2010. I am a healthy child. I have four brothers and three sisters. Three of my siblings also attend the feeding program and we travel 20 minutes by bus to get to the program. My father’s name is Rufino and he works in a metal workshop. My mother’s name is Francisca and she is a housewife and she takes care of our two cows. We own the house in which we live. It has two rooms and a separate kitchen. The house is made of cement block with a concrete floor. The roof is constructed in such a way that an additional level could be added later on. We have electricity, and we get our water from a natural spring that is next to our house. I am in 2nd grade. My favorite color is purple and my favorite animal is the rabbit. The foods that I like best are pears and pollo asado (typical Guatemalan dish). In my free time, I like to play hide-and-seek with my siblings. My family attends a Catholic church.
With much love and many blessings,
Brenda Elizabela Garcia Chich
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary