|Birth Date||Jul 14, 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 Samuel Grave Salazar. I was born on July 14, 2015. I am a healthy child, and I walk about five minutes to get to the feeding program. I have two brothers and one sister. We own the house in which we live. It has two rooms and a kitchen. The house is made of adobe with a cement floor and a tile roof. We have water and electricity. My family does not travel to the coast to work as some families do. We have a cat and a dog. My mother’s name is Maria and she works as a domestic employee. My father’s name is Manuel and he works as a day laborer. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my balls, toy cars and other toys. My favorite color is red and my favorite animals are ducks. The foods that I like best are beef patties. My family attends a Church of God.
With much love and many blessings,
Samuel Grave Salazar
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary