|Birth Date||Jan 18, 2012|
|Age||7 years old|
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 Matt Owhen Arriola Santiago. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on January 18th, 2012. I am six years old and I am in good health. I am attending first grade at school. In my free time, I like to play soccer and basketball. My favorite color is blue, and my favorite animal is the leopard. I love to eat soups. I have one brother and one sister. My father Ronald works as a plumber to support my family while my mother Yenifer Beatriz does the housework and takes care of us. My oldest sister Jennifer has a different father but unfortunately, he passed away two years ago. 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. Besides that, we share the house with my grandparents. We attend a Church called Light of the World.
With much love and many blessings,
Matt Owhen Arriola Santiago
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary