Margarita Perez Aguilar
Ref# TU2967

About Me
My name is Margarita Perez Aguilar. I'm a 7-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
August 27, 2014.
Attends Program

Tunajá

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Tunajá is a very primitive area of the state of Quiché, Guatemala. The inhabitants are Quiché Indians who trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization. The prevalent language is the Indian dialect - Quiché. The people are either farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Very little money ever changes hands as they use a barter system. Public education is available - however, most families cannot afford it. Electricity and running water are not available in most of the area. Life in Tunajá is extremely difficult.

Hello! I feel so happy to be part of the Feeding program and have the opportunity to share a little about me with you. My name is Margarita Perez Aguilar. I live in a town called Tunaja. I am 7 years old, and I was born on August 27, 2014. My father’s name is Marvin Perez Hernandez, and my mother’s name is Luisa Ofelia Aguilar Cux. I do not have any siblings. But I live with my uncle and aunts that I love as if they were. I did not attend school this year. In my free time, I like to play dolls. My favorite color is red, my favorite animal is the cat, and my favorite dish is rice. I am healthy. LW team came near where we live to obtain our information. However, they kept their distance in order to keep everyone safe. My mother provided this information. God has been blessed me with a good family. My father works as a day laborer and travels to the Coast every three months to cut sugar cane. My mother stays at home doing her chores. She also weaves typical blankets and raises domestic animals in order to earn extra money and help with our expenses. I live in my grandparents’ house which is made of adobe, tin sheet roof, cement floor with two rooms and separate kitchen. It is located about 10 minutes from the Feeding Program. Thank God, we have both running water and electricity. We do not attend any church. I hope you enjoyed reading my history. God bless you!

Best wishes,

Margarita Perez Aguilar

Translated by Lucia Gravez/AAC Secretary