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 Javier Neemias Abraham Caal Cano. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on August 30th, 2011. I am seven years old and I am in good health. I am attending kindergarten at school. In my free time, I like to play ball, tag and any other games with my little sister. My favorite color is yellow, and my favorite animal is the lion. I love to eat Chao Mein. I just have one sister. My father Alan works as a bus driver´s helper in order to support my family. He does not legally recognize me yet due to some paper problems. My mother Carmen is a housewife and she also tries to improve the incomes by selling second-hand clothes and toys. In addition, we receive some economical help from one maternal uncle named Jimy Alejandro. He works for a food company by organizing the products in the shelves at the supermarket and advertising them. On the other hand, we live in our own one-room house made of wood and paperboard with tin sheet roof and dirt floors. There is running water and electricity. We do not attend any Church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Javier Neemias Abraham Caal Cano
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary