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 Silvia Sofia Elizabeth Herrera Garcia. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on September 16th, 2013. I am five years old and I am in good health. Since I am still young, I am not attending school yet. In my free time, I like to play dolls, teddies and hide-and-seek. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the panda bear. I love to eat pizza. I have one brother and one sister. My father works as a sales advisor while my mother Monica does the housework and tries to improve the income by organizing different products in the selves at the supermarket and advertising them. We live in a rented block house with tin sheet roof and granite floors. There are two rooms, running water and electricity. In addition, my grandmother lives with us and takes care of us while my parents are working. We do not attend any church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Silvia Sofia Elizabeth Herrera Garcia
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary