Gabriela Ximena

Gender Female
Birth Date Apr 29, 2014
Age 4 years old
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Attends Program
Nueva Esperanza
Program Country



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 Gabriela Ximena Salazar Marroquin. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on April 29th, 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 dolls, other toys and plasticine. My favorite colors are blue and green, and my favorite animal is the bird. I love to eat pork chop. I have one sister and one brother; he has a different father. 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,

Gabriela Ximena Salazar Marroquin

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary

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