Armando Garcia Garcia
Ref# PA2028

About Me
My name is Armando Garcia Garcia. I'm a 4-year-old.

My birthday is
January 16, 2017.
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 Armando Garcia Garcia. I was born on January 16, 2017, and I am 4 years old. I am a healthy boy, and I have not been enrolled at school yet due to my age. I keep playing soccer and toy cars at home. I love blue, and I like cats. My favorite foods are rice and black beans. I have one brother and five sisters. I live about 40 minutes away from the feeding program; my mother is who accompanies me to the program. We are not attending a church.

I am under the care of my parents. My father’s name is Gregorio Garcia Calachij, and he works as a farmer and day laborer; he goes to pick coffee beans at the coast for two months. My mother’s name is Paula Garcia Simaj, and she is a housewife; she raises hens and cows. We live in our own house which has two rooms and one kitchen. It is made of adobe with a tile roof and dirt floor. We use candles at night, and we use jars to bring water from a natural spring. This is my personal information, and I hope you can find it interesting.

Blessings and hugs

Armando Garcia Garcia

Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary, Antigua