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 Sarai Abigail Ixcoy Zacarias. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on July 27th, 2011. I am seven years old and I am in good health. I am attending first grade at school. In my free time, I like to play with dolls, little toy dishes and soccer. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the frog. I love to eat fried chicken. I have one brother and one sister. My father Pedro Tun did not legally recognize me and abandoned us four years ago. Actually, he is helping me economically with my school fees. My mother, Maria Isabel, works hard by selling corn and squash in order to support my family. In addition, my brother Julio Ixcoy helps with the incomes by working at a PVC pipes company. We live in our own concrete block house with one part of cemented roof and the other part with tin sheet roof and cemented floors. There are three rooms including the kitchen with running water and electricity. Besides that, my grandmother Apolonia Zacarias also lives with us. We attend a Catholic Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Sarai Abigail Ixcoy Zacarias
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary