Hello! Let me introduce myself: my name is Jorge Macario Garcia Morente. I am 16 years old. I thank God for keeping my family and me healthy. I attend 9th grade; I receive my classes three days per week. Fortunately, I am doing very well in my studies. I work as a farmer and day laborer to help my family with some money. While the feeding program was closed due to the pandemic, I missed the fried chicken the team served us. I thank God because the program is open again; I walk 10 minutes to arrive. My father works by farming the land and as a day laborer. In addition, he also travels to the coast to pick coffee beans. He does his best to supply our home needs. My mother does the chores at home and weaves typical items to sell and help herself economically. Sometimes, my parents buy some snacks to eat, and we chat and have a good time as a family. My family and I celebrated Christmas by eating “tamales y ponche” (a typical dish and hot fruit punch) and lighting some firecrackers.
We are attending Church of Christ, and we walk 10 minutes to arrive. During the pandemic, we continued with the services at church, but behind closed doors. We own the house in which we live; there are two rooms made of adobe with a tile roof and cement floor. The kitchen is separate. We have water and electricity services. For now, the house condition is good. During the pandemic, we ran out of work, and we did not have money to supply our needs. Thank God, we were blessed with food parcels through Living Water which was a great help because we could have something to eat on our table. At home, one of our primary needs is groceries. In closing, I want to let you know that the LW team called us and asked for this updated information, so I provided it to them over the phone. I send many hugs. Every blessing for you!
Jorge Macario Garcia Morente
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua