|Birth Date||Jul 29, 2015|
|Age||4 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 Keydison Gilberto Gomez Barrera. I was born on July 29, 2015. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 30 minutes to get to the feeding program. Io have only one sister. My father’s name is Camilo and he works as a day laborer. He also travels to the coast to work during the coffee harvest. My mother’s name is Josefina and she takes care of our home. She also washes clothes for other people to earn money for our expenses. We live with my grandparents, and we share the expenses with them. They are farmers. The house has three rooms and a separate kitchen. It has a tin roof and dirt floor. We have water and electricity. Sometimes, my whole family travels to the coast to work during our vacations from school. We have one dog. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my toy cars and balls. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the canary. The foods that I like best are bananas and black beans with eggs. My family attends an Adventist church.
With much love and many blessings,
Keydison Gilberto Gomez Barrera
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/ AAC Missionary