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.
Hello! My name is Mathias Isaac Coro Monroy. I was born on July 17, 2015 and I am three years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Auner Oswaldo Coro Pirir and my mother’s name is Alexis Mishell Monroy Ramirez. They both work in the police force here in the city. I stay with my grandmother, Vilma, while my parents work. She does not work, but lives with us and my parents support her financially. We own the house in which we live. It has three rooms and a separate kitchen. The house is cement block with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have running water and electricity. I am an only child and I am not in school yet because I am still too young. I spend my time playing with my toy cars, balls and watching television. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the dog. The food that I like to eat the most is noodles. My family attends a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Mathias Isaac Coro Monroy
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary