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 Brayden Estuardo Paz Aguilar. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on February 02nd, 2013. I am five years old and I am in good health. Since I am still young, I am not attending school yet. In my free time, I like to play soccer and basketball. My favorite colors are blue, and orange and my favorite animal is the snake. I love to eat black beans. I just have one sister. My father Jorge Estuardo has abandoned my family four years ago. We do not receive any financial help from him. My mother Yasendi Victoria is a housewife and she takes care of us. She had started a new relationship with Mr. Ariel Rosales Bedoya who is now living with us. He works by driving a taxi in order to support us. We live in a rented concrete block house with one part of tin sheet and one part of cemented roof and cemented floors. There are two rooms including the kitchen with running water and electricity. We do not attend any church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Brayden Estuardo Paz Aguilar
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary