Marta Leticia Luis Quino
Ref# PA2021

About Me
My name is Marta Leticia Luis Quino. I'm a 6-year-old.

My birthday is
September 3, 2015.
Sponsorship Type


Attends Program


Program Country


My Story

Pasojoc is an area located high on the side of a mountain in the state of Quiché, Guatemala.  Life in this area is very difficult and very isolated from the outside world.  It is more than a two hour walk to the nearest market town of Zacualpa.  Pasojoc is a farming area where corn and black beans, the staple elements in their diet, are the major corps.  The Quiché Indians who inhabit this area trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization.  They normally speak an Indian dialect called Quiché - however, Spanish is becoming more common.  Very little money ever changes hands in this area as they live on a barter system.

Hello, my name is Marta Leticia Luis Quino. I was born on September 3, 2015, and I am 6 years old. I am a healthy girl, and I am in kindergarten this year. I keep playing with my dolls in my free time. I love pink, and I like ducks. My favorite food is fried chicken. I have 3 brothers and six sisters. I live about two hours away from the feeding program; my siblings are part of the program too. We are part of a Charismatic group that belongs to the Catholic Church.

I am under the care of my parents. My father’s name is Pedro Luis De La Cruz, and he works as a farmer; he also sews blouses to sell. My mother’s name is Romelia Quino Alvarez, and she is a housewife and raises hens and cows. We live in our own house which has two rooms and one kitchen. The rooms are made of adobe with a tin sheet roof and dirt floor while the kitchen is made of wood. We have electricity and running water. This is my personal information, and I hope you can find it interesting.

Hugs and kisses

Marta Leticia Luis Quino

Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary, Antigua