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 Allizon Esmeralda Lopez Sotz. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on July 18th, 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 tag and some other games with my friends in which we have to run. My favorite color is fuchsia and my favorite animal is the fish. I love to eat fried chicken and French fries. I have one brother and one sister. My father Edvin Daniel lost his job but he is actually selling newspapers on the streets in order to support our family. On the other side, my mother Joselin Amarilis is a housewife and takes care of us. We live in our own block house with a tin sheet roof, cemented floors and electricity. There is just one room and a separate kitchen, but there is no running water. One of our relatives sells the water to my family. We attend a Church called House of Faith.
With much love and many blessings,
Allizon Esmeralda Lopez Sotz
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary