|Birth Date||Mar 22, 2010|
|Age||9 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 Rufino Pu Garcia. I was born on March 22, 2010. I am a healthy child and I walk about 25 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have three brothers and two sisters. My mother’s name Santos and she is a housewife. My father’s name is Roselio and he is a farmer. We rent the house in which we live and we pay Q300 ($40) per month. The house has two rooms and a kitchen. It is made of bricks with a cement floor. We have water and electricity. My family travels to the coast to work during the coffee harvest. I am in 3rd grade. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the bird. The foods that I like best are pineapples and beef patties. In my free time, I like to listen to music and play socce or play with toy cars. My family attends an Adventist church.
With much love and many blessings,
Rufino Pu Garcia
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary