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 Camila Lopez Perez. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on April 19th, 2014. I am four 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 watch TV, to paint and to play with dolls. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is the cat. I love to eat noodles with sauce. I have three brothers and one sister. My father Neri Anibal works as a mason while my mother Carolina does the housework and takes care about us. We live in one rented room made of wood and adobe with tin sheet roof, cemented floors, running water and electricity. We do not attend any Church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Camila Lopez Perez
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary