Alex Gomez Garcia
Ref# CA1718

About Me
My name is Alex Gomez Garcia. I'm a 9-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
March 16, 2013.
Attends Program

Chuchucá

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Hello! It is nice to greet you from the Chuchuca Mountains in Guatemala. I hope you are well and blessed. My name is Alex Gomez Garcia, and I turned 9 years in March. I am repeating 1st grade and this time I am having classes at school twice a week. However, I sometimes have difficulties learning. At home, I enjoy playing with my brother but also helping with some duties. I used to walk to the feeding program, and it takes me about 25 minutes to arrive. I miss the fried chicken they prepare for lunch. Now, I want to tell you a little more about my parents. Both of them struggle every day to support my family. My father is a farmer and a day laborer. Currently, he traveled to the coast from November to March for the coffee harvest. Meanwhile, my mother stays at home and cares for us and the house. She also contributes with some money by raising domestic animals for selling. We try to share some time as a family, so my mother sometimes buys us some snacks in the store. Our family tradition for Christmas is to prepare tamales (typical Guatemalan food). We started to congregate in another church named Assembly of God Light and Life that is 20 minutes far away from our house. We do not have any privilege there yet. We kept our services closed door during the hard time of the pandemic.

I am lucky to say that we have our own house. There are two rooms made of adobe walls, tile roof and cemented floor. We have a separate kitchen, electricity and a nearby water source where we get our water. Thankfully, the construction is still in good condition. Our health is good thanks to God. However, we have many necessities, but the main one is food. My father was blessed because he never stopped working at the beginning of the pandemic, but my family could not go to the main town and buy groceries because of the many restrictions to avoid contagions. Well, this is time to say goodbye. I only want to finish by telling you that my oldest sister gave this information through a telephone interview to the LW team. It was a nice pleasure to share my story with you, and I hope you find it interesting. Thank you for loving my family and me, and I look forward to writing you again.

Every blessing for you,

Alex Gomez Garcia

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary / Antigua