Luis Armando Gutierrez Yat
Ref# CH4366

About Me
My name is Luis Armando Gutierrez Yat. I'm a 10-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
June 9, 2011.
Attends Program

Chixocol

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Chixocol, where your child lives, is a very small village nestled in a mountain valley in the state of Quiché, 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 Quiché is always a challenge.

Hello! I feel so happy to share with you a little about me. My name is Luis Armando Gutierrez Yat and I am ten years old. I was born on June 9, 2011. I am a healthy boy.  I am studying in the first grade at school. I go to school every Monday and Wednesday. I like to spend my time playing toy cars. I love to eat smashed eggs. My favorite color is green, and my favorite pet is the cat. I have three brothers. My family and I attend Full Gospel Church every Tuesday and Friday. Unfortunately, my biological father abandoned us many years ago, and he did not legally recognize me. My mother´s name is Mirta Gutierrez Yat, and she does the chores at home. She has a small sale of ¨Chocobananos y gelatinas¨ (frozen banana covered with chocolate and jellies). My mother established a new relationship with Mr. Lucas Chingo Mucia, but he is in the United States. He works in a chicken farm and fortunately, he helps us economically. We have our own house which is made of adobe, tin sheet roof and cement floor. We have one room with a separate kitchen. We have running water and electricity. We have one cat and one dog at home. My brothers and I walk about five minutes to attend the feeding program.

Lots of hugs,

Luis Armando Gutierrez Yat

Translated by: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua