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 Hassel Isabella Lima Herrera. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on September 10th, 2014. I am four years old and I am in good health. Nevertheless, when I was a child I had some problems with my mental development. (Mental retardation). When I was about one year old, doctors detected that I have four months of mental retardation and that time, they told my mother that I will never be able to walk, but praise God, He did a miracle in my life and I walk. I still have problems to talk. Thanks God, I keep growing and my parents always help and support me. Since I am still young, I am not attending school yet. In my free time, I like watching Peppa pig cartoon, painting and playing with dolls. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is the rabbit. I love to eat beans with cream and noodles with sauce. I have just one brother. My father Alan Vinicio works as a photographer and my mother Telma Aracely is a housewife and takes care about us. I want to take this opportunity to ask you for prayers for my father because he has some problems with his spinal column. Also, I want to share with you that we live in our own house made of concrete block with a tin sheet roof and cemented floors. There are three rooms with electricity and running water. We do not attend any Church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Hassel Isabella Lima Herrera
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary