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 Lizeth Etelvina Cano De La Cruz. I attend the feeding program in Zone 5. I was born on June 27, 2008. I am ten years old. I am in good health. I am in the third grade. In my free time, I like to play dolls, house, and hide-and-seek. My favorite color is light blue. My favorite animal is the cat. I love to eat beef. My mother´s name is Seydi Yesenia. She sells things from our store in our home. My father abandoned the family when my mother was pregnant. My grandfather recognized me as his daughter. My father communicates with me, but he does not help with our bills. My family attends a Christian church. We rent a room. This is where our small store is. The room is made out of concrete block. It has a tin sheet roof, and the floor is cement. We have running water and electricity. Our stove is in the same room.
With much love and many blessings,
Lizeth Etelvina Cano De La Cruz
Translated by Stephen Macoy, Living Water Missionary