|Birth Date||Mar 16, 2015|
|Age||4 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 Maria Cristina Angelica Chingo Chingo. I was born on March 16, 2015. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 15 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have one brother and one sister. My father’s name is Armando and he works as a farmer and a day laborer. My mother’s name is Marta and she is a housewife. She also has some hens that she raises for our own consumption. My family does not travel to the coast to work as some families do. We rent the house in which we live. It is made of adobe with a tile roof and a concrete floor. We have one room and a separate kitchen. We pay Q300 ($40) per month for the rent. We have water and electricity. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing toy dishes and dolls with my sister. My favorite color is light blue and my favorite animal is the cat. The foods that I like the best are apples and grilled beef. My family attends an Evangelical church.
With much love and many blessings,
Maria Cristina Angelica Chingo Chingo
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary