Chixocol, where your child lives, is a very small village nestled in a mountain valley in the state of Quiche, Guatemala. Life in this state is very difficult and somewhat isolated from the outside world. Most families live in one-room adobe houses with dirt floors and a small attached kitchen. The extremely poor live in houses made of corn stalks. In the past few years electricity and water has become available to most people in the area - however, indoor plumbing is very rare. Most of the families are farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Public education is available for those who can afford it and consider it of value. Life in Quiche is always a challenge.
Hello! My name is Rony Enrique Morente Gomez, and I am 4 years old. I was born on March 7, 2018. I am in good health, and I am in kindergarten this year. My hobby is playing with my toys. My parents’ names are Daniel Morente Yat and Petronila Gomez Gutierrez. My father works as a farmer and goes to cut sugar cane at the coast from November to May. My mother dedicates her time to the family and home. I have two brothers and one sister, and they are part of the feeding program too.
As a family, we are attending Prince of Peace Church. We live in our own house, and it has two rooms and a separated kitchen. The house is made of adobe with a tin sheet roof. We have running water and electricity services. We have hens at home. We are a humble family, and we are in need of clothes and shoes. I walk for 1 hour to arrive to the feeding program, and my mother or siblings accompany me. I hope you find my letter interesting. May God bless you!
With much love
Rony Enrique Morente Gomez
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio, AAC Secretary/Antigua