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 Debora Michel Rosales Granados. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on May 27th, 2006. I am twelve years old and I am in good health. I am attending fifth grade at school. In my free time, I like to play soccer, basketball and to watch television. My favorite color is light blue, and my favorite animal is the Panda. I love to eat Chao Mein noodles. I have one brother and no sisters. My father Gustavo Adolfo abandoned my family four years ago and we do not know anything about him nor receive financial help. For that reason, my mother Evelin Xiomara is the only one who struggles to support us by working as a supervisor in a Sausage Company. We live in our own concrete block house with cemented roof and granite floors. There are five rooms with running water and electricity. Besides that, we share the house with my grandparents, some uncles and cousins. Each family has their own room. We attend Church called Ebenezer.
With much love and many blessings,
Debora Michel Rosales Granados
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary