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 Idalia Andrea Meza Colay. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on September 09th, 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 toys, puzzles and memory games. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the lion. I love to eat fried chicken and papaya. I do not have any brothers or sisters. My father Cesar Estuardo works as a photographer while my mother Yoselin Andrea stays at home does the housework and takes care of me. Besides that, she also makes crochet keychains for selling and contributes with the family income. I want to share with you that I have Asthma, but I am under treatment in a Public Hospital called San Juan de Dios. We live in my paternal grandfather´s house made of concrete block with cemented floors, running water and electricity. There are five rooms; some with tin sheet roof and some with cemented roof, but we just use two of them. We do not attend any church yet.
With much love and many blessings,
Idalia Andrea Meza Colay
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary