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 Jhoshua Aaron Alexandre Perez Aguilar. I attend the feeding program in Zone 5. I was born on June 22, 2006. I am twelve years old. I am in good health. I am in the fifth grade. In my free time, I like to play soccer, basketball, and volleyball. My favorite color is black. My favorite animal is a dog. I love to eat spaghetti. I have one sister. My mother’s name is Lourdes Fabiola. She works selling ice cream. My grandmother lives with us. An uncle and my cousins also live with us. My grandmother helps my mother economically. My grandmother cleans houses. My sister is in second grade. My father abandoned our family when I was born and he did not want to legally recognize me as his son. We do not know anything about him. My family attends a catholic church. We rent our home. Our home has four rooms. The house is made out of concrete block. The roof is made of concrete. Our floor is made of cement. We have running water and electricity in our home.
With much love and many blessings,
Jhoshua Aaron Alexandre Perez Aguilar
Translated by Stephen Macoy, Living Water Missionary