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 Ashley Alejandra Torres Valladares. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on October 13th, 2008. I am ten years old and I am in good health. I am attending third grade at school. In my free time, I like to play little dish toys, tag and to watch television. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is the dog. I love to eat lasagna. I have one brother and four sisters and one of them is my twin. Both of my parents German Orlando and Maria del Carmen work as merchants and sell tools for agriculture work in order to support us. We live in a rented brick house of two levels with cement roof and granite floors. We just have use of the first level because the second is used by another family. There are five rooms, running water and electricity. We are a Honduran family settled down in Guatemala City. We attend a Church called God´s Family.
With much love and many blessings,
Ashley Alexandra Torres Valladares
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary