|Birth Date||Jun 26, 2013|
|Age||5 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 Yeralin Fernanda Elizabeth Juarez Galdamez. I attend the Zone Five feeding program. I was born on June 26th, 2013. I am five years old and I am in good health. I attend the kindergarten. In my free time, I like to play tag, dolls and with lego blocks. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the cat. I love to eat cereal with milk. I have one sister, her name is Meriyen Dayana Mishel and she is also registered in the feeding program. I live with my mother, my sister and my stepfather in a one room house made of adobe with a tin sheet roof, granite floor, running water and electricity. We cook inside of the room because we do not have a separate kitchen. The bathroom is outside the room. My stepfather and my mother struggles to support us by selling different kinds of candies on the buses. My stepfather’s name is Sergio Orozco, he loves me and treats me like his daughter. I also loves him and I call him “Dad”. My biological father abandoned us when I was one year and a half old, and he did not want to legally recognize me as her daughter; so I only have the last name of my mother. He does not communicate with us or send us any money; he is not a part of my life. I consider myself as a che
With much love and many blessings,
Yeralin Fernanda Elizabeth Juarez Galdamez
Translated by: Lidia Vásquez /AAC Guatemala