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 Kymberly Arizai Chocon Lorenzana. I was born on January 17, 2015 and I am four years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Gilberto Antonio Chocon Roman and he is a taxi driver. My mother’s name is Kymberly Analy Lorenzana Garcia. She makes and sells headbands. I stay with my grandmother while my parents work. We own the house in which we live. It has walls made of tin sheet metal with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have running water and electricity. I have one brother and he is in the 10th grade at school. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I like to run, to play with my dolls and my toy dishes. My favorite color is yellow, and my favorite animal is the dog. The food that I like to eat the most is pancakes. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Kymberly Arizai Chocon Lorenzana
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary