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 Karla Daleshka Perez Godoy. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on October 03rd, 2011. I am seven years old and I am in good health. I am attending kindergarten at school. In my free time, I like playing dolls, jumping rope, hula hoop and painting. My favorite color is orange and my favorite animal is the elephant. I love to eat rice and beans. I have two brothers and one sister. My father Carlos Rufino works as a tailor while my mother Laura as street vendor. She sells natural medicine and jelly cake. On Sundays, she usually does the housework and stays with us. We live in a concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and cemented floors. There are two rooms with running water and electricity. We attend a Church called Faith House.
With much love and many blessings,
Karla Daleshka Perez Godoy
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary