Zona 5, where your child lives, is located in a slum area of Guatemala City. An extremely poor area, our program is squeezed in among the shanty dwellings built over an old city dump. Many houses in this area are without toilets or running water and are assembled with scrap wood, sheet metal, and cardboard. Zone 5, is considered one of the most dangerous areas of Guatemala City. It is controlled by gangs and drug pushers. Robberies and murders are common in this area. Public education is available - however, many cannot afford it. Life in Zone 5 is very difficult. This child lives on top of an old rubbish dump in Zone 5 of Guatemala City.
Hello! My name is Jose Alfredo Tambito Agustin. I attend the zone five feeding center. I was born on September 22nd, 2003. I will be fifteen years old this year and I am in good health. I attend the eighth grade. In my free time, I like to read my bible, play ball, and play with my brother. My favorite color is light blue and my favorite animal is the dog. I love to eat steak with rice. I only have one brother. We live on our own concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and cement floors. The house has three rooms, running water and electricity. We all are in good health. My grandfather, Flavio, lives with us. He does not work anymore because he is older than seventy years old. My mother works by washing and ironing clothes and running errands. My father passed away ten years ago in an accident so my mother is the only one that works to sustain our family. We attend a church called Way of Salvation.
With much love and many blessings
Jose Alfredo Tambito Agustin
Translated by: Katelyn Lee/AAC Missionary