|Birth Date||Dec 25, 2005|
|Age||13 years old|
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 Gerson Hanbraam Polanco Jimenez. I attend the zone five feeding program. I was born on December 25th, 2005. I will be thirteen years old this year and I am in good health. I attend the sixth grade. In my free time, I like to watch television, and play with toy balls. My favorite color is white and my favorite animal is the rabbit. I love to eat salad. I have three brothers and one sister. We live in a rented room made of concrete block with a tin sheet roof and cement floors. We have running water but we do not have electricity. My mother works by doing important paperwork for other people. My father is a bus driver and he does not help our family financially because he has another family now. I have a brother named Abel that works as a carpenter and studies on Saturdays. I work in a local market by putting up the stalls for the sellers. I do this in the early morning and study in the afternoon and then I return later to pick up the stalls. We are all in good health. We are not attending a church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Gerson Hanbraam Polanco Jimenez
Translated by: Katelyn Lee/AAC Missionary