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 Marta Lucero Arreaga de Leon. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on September 19th, 2014. I am four 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 with dolls, to draw and to watch Peppa Pig cartoon. My favorite color is light blue, and my favorite animal is the dog. I love to eat rice. I have two brothers and one sister. My father Esteban works as a security guard; while my mother Marta Fidelina stays at home and does the housework. Besides that, she sells second hand clothing in order to help with the family expenses. We live in a rented concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and granite floors. There are three rooms with running water and electricity. We attend an Evangelical Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Marta Lucero Arreaga de Leon
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary