Jocotenango, where your child lives, is in the state of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala and is a suburb of Antigua. It is an urban environment and is inhabited by both Quiché Mayans and Ladinos (those with mixed European ancestry). Most of the children attend school, but financial hardship affects many families and forces most of the children to leave after the sixth grade. Only one out of ten children finish high school. Children in this area face temptations from gangs and drugs.
Hello! My name is Anderson Fabian Perez Montufar, and I am writing this small letter to tell you about me. I was born on April 14, 2012, so I am 11 years old. I have suffered from asthma since I was a little child, and I use an inhaler. I am attending 4th grade this year. I enjoy playing soccer in my free time. I like the color blue, and my favorite animal is the dog. I love eating pizza. I have one brother and three sisters. My biological father is Jose Antonio Perez Flores, and he is a mechanic. He left the family 7 years ago because of marital problems with my mother. My mother is Sorayda Montufar, and she has a small store where she sells second-hand clothes. I have a stepfather, and his name is Edwin Yovany Albizures Lemus. He works as an Uber driver and does his best to cover the family’s needs. At the moment, my family and I are not attending a church due to the lack of time.
We live in a rented house, and we pay Q2,000.00 quetzals (about $267) per month. The house has three rooms and a separate kitchen, and it is made of concrete block with a tin sheet roof and ceramic floor. Thankfully, we have running water and electricity services. We have five cats and one dog as pets. I walk for 5 minutes to arrive at the feeding program and enjoy a delicious lunch. I tell you that my mom helped me to give this information to LW Evangelism team, and I am happy to be part of this Ministry. I hope you find my information interesting.
Anderson Fabian Perez Montufar
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/A-A-C Secretary, Antigua Guatemala