Betel Eunice Figueroa Chavalo
Ref# NE2338

About Me
My name is Betel Eunice Figueroa Chavalo and I'm a 7-year-old boy.
Birthday

My birthday is
June 24, 2011.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country

Guatemala

My Story

NE-2338

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 Betel Eunice Figueroa Chavalo. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on June 24th, 2011. I am seven years old and I am in good health. I am attending first grade at school. In my free time, I like to play hide-and-seek, to paint, to cut drawings and to sleep. My favorite color is purple, and my favorite animal is the rabbit. I love to eat red beans. I just have one sister. My father Juan Carlos works in a pizza shop, while my mother Blanca Yanira works by selling crispy pork crackling and contributes with the incomes.  We live in a rented concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and cement floors. There are three rooms and a separate kitchen with running water and electricity. We do not attend any church yet.

With much love and many blessings,

Betel Eunice Figueroa Chavalo

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary