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 Jordan Alexander Ortiz Aquino. I was born on June 8, 2014 and I am four years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Melvin Otoniel Ortiz Valencia, and my mother’s name is Yeimy Samantha Aquino Lorenzana. Unfortunately, my parents separated a little over a year ago, and my father does not help us with our expenses. My mother works selling catalog products in order to earn money. We own the house in which we live. It has 2 rooms. We have our stove in one room and use it as the kitchen. The house is made of concrete blocks with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have electricity, but we get our water from one of our neighbors. I am an only child. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I like to play tag, hide and seek and with my toys. My favorite color is blue, and my favorite animal is the lion. The foods that I like to eat the most are beans, rice and sausages. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Jordan Alexander Ortiz Aquino
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary