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 Niselyn Daniela Polo Orizabal. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on September 14th, 2008. I am ten years old and I am in good health. I am attending second grade at school. In my free time, I like to play dolls and rope. My favorite color is purple, and my favorite animal is the dog. I love to eat bread with ham. I have just two sisters. My mother Dulce Thamara is the only one who struggles to support us by working as a cook. For that reason, we stay under the care of my aunt Jenifer. My mother’s husband is a policeman, and he also helps my mothers with some expenses. My sister Niselyn and I have the same father, his name is Abner Paul, but unfortunately, he abandoned us more than ten years ago. My youngest sister Genesis has a different father and his name is Artemio de Jesus, but he also abandoned her four years ago. We live in a rented concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and granite floors. There are four rooms with running water and electricity. Besides that, we share the house with some uncles and cousins. Each family has their own room. We do not attend any church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Niselyn Daniela Polo Orizabal
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary