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 Daniela Fabiola Mayen Rafael. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on April 23rd, 2009. I am nine years old and I am in good health. I am attending third grade at school. In my free time, I like to paint, to draw, to write and to play dolls. My favorite color is black, and my favorite animal is the parrot. I love to eat spaghetti. I just have one sister. My father Darwin works in a restaurant named Los Cebollines in order to cover our needs. On the other side, my mother Mayra does the housework, takes care of us and tries to improve the income by selling food at home. We live in a rented two-room house made of concrete block with concrete roof and floors. There is running water and electricity. We do not attend any Church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Daniela Fabiola Mayen Rafael
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary