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 Jennifer Aileen Perez Santiago. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on August 09th, 2007. I am eleven years old and I am in good health. I am attending fifth grade at school. In my free time, I like to play dolls and to build little houses. My favorite color is yellow, and my favorite animal is the panther. I love to eat Lasagna. I have two brothers. My father Erlin Abisai abandoned us five years ago. Sadly, he passed away two years ago. My mother Yenifer Beatriz is a housewife. She has started a new relationship with Mr. Ronald Arreola who works as a plumber to support our family. They have two sons and their names are Matt and Neitan. Neitan is the youngest. We live in our own two-level concrete block house with cement roof and floors. We use the second floor and there is one room and a kitchen with running water and electricity. We share the house with my grandparents. We attend a Church called Light of the World.
With much love and many blessings,
Jennifer Aileen Perez Santiago
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary