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 Yader Ulises Hernandez. I attend the zone five feeding program. I was born on February 17th, 2014. I am four years old and I am in good health. Since I am still young, I am not attending school yet. In my free time, I like to play with toy cars, skateboards and balls. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the lion. I love to eat mashed potatoes and black beans. I have one brother and two sisters. We live in a house that we rent. The house has a tin sheet roof and cement floors with running water and electricity that we pay for at the end of every month. I only have the last name of my mother because my father does not legally recognize me, but he lives with us and also supports us. My father works by selling chocolate and vanilla muffins and donuts. My mother also works selling the same items and sometimes she sells clothes, shoes and hair accessories. I really like super heroes and my favorite hero is Super Man. I also love to watch cartoons such as cars and Super Mario Bros. We attend a church called New Hope.
With much love and many blessings,
Yader Ulises Hernandez
Translated by: Katelyn Lee/AAC Missionary