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 Daniel Jeremias Herrera Calimayor. I attend the zone five feeding program. I was born on August 6th, 2010. I will be eight years old this year and I am in good health. I attend the first grade. In my free time, I like to play with toy cars, tag, and hide and seek. My favorite color is white and my favorite animal is the lion. I love to eat cereal with milk. I have two brothers and one sister. We rent a house with two rooms made of concrete block with granite floors. We have running water and electricity. My mother works by washing and ironing clothes to support our family. My father has not lived with us for the last five years and he does not help us with anything. All of us brothers sleep in the same bed and my mother sleeps with my little sister. We all attend school but with many limitations because my mother does not make enough money to cover all of our needs. We are all in good health but have very few resources. We stay at home alone during the day because my mother leaves for work and she does not have money to pay for someone to take care of us. We attend a church called Complete Gospel.
With much love and many blessings,
Daniel Jeremias Herrera Calimayor
Translated by: Katelyn Lee/AAC Missionary