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 Francisco Salvador Oliva Marroquin. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on January 02nd, 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 soccer, videogames and to draw. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the panda. I love to eat chicken. I have two sisters. My father Osvaldo does not live with us since about eight years ago. He has communication with me, but my grandmother is the one that sends money for my support. My mother’s name is Mercy Alexandra and she is a housewife. She started a new relationship with Mr. Jimy Rodolfo Salazar Morataya. He works by driving a tuc-tuc (motorcycle taxi) and earns some money to help with the expenses. We live in our own concrete block house with a tin sheet roof and cement floors. There is just one room, a kitchen and a bathroom with running water and electricity. We attend a Church called Ebenezer.
With much love and many blessings,
Francisco Salvador Oliva Marroquin
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary