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 Jakelin Abigail Montenegro Torres. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on June 16th, 2009. I am nine years old and I am in good health. I am attending third grade at school. In my free time, I like to play dolls and jump rope and to paint. My favorite color is light blue, and my favorite animal is the dog. I love to eat pizza and lettuce salad. I have one brother and no sisters. My father Jorge Mario works by operating a machine to make stainless steel pieces for pipeline or vehicle accessories. My mother Thelma Floridalma does the housework and she works as a maid just on weekends. She is in charge of taking me to a Public Hospital because I am under treatment for a kidney problem. I have had those problems since I was little, but actually, I am doing well now and just have periodic checkups. We live in one rented room made of concrete block with cemented floors, tin sheet roof, running water and electricity. We do not attend any Church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Jakelin Abigail Montenegro Torres
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary