|Birth Date||Nov 20, 2010|
|Age||8 years old|
Zacualpa is a small but busy village in a mountain valley. The village is inhabited by both Quiché Indians and Ladinos (those with mixed European ancestry). The prevalent language is Spanish. Families in this village live in one or two room homes generally constructed of either wood or adobe. Although many of the people are farmers, the village contains several small specialized stores, a body repair shop for buses, mechanics, plumbers and many other small-town tradesmen. It also has a large open-air market which serves much of the area.
Hello, my name is Suleidy Fernanda Dayana de la Cruz Suar. I was born on November 20, 2010. I am a healthy child and I walk about 15 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have one sister who also attends the program. My father’s name is Edwin and he is a merchant. My mother’s name is Angelica and she is a housewife and she also helps her mother to make tortillas in the market. We live in the house with my maternal grandparents. In all, there are 11 of us living in the house. It is made of cement block with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have water and electricity. We grow corn for our own consumption, and we have some chickens and ducks. I am in 1st grade. My favorite color is red and my favorite animal is the rabbit. The foods that I like best are apples and fried chicken. In my free time, I like to play dolls. My family attends Prince of Peace Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Suleidy Fernanda Dayana de la Cruz Suar
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary