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 Jeremy Armando Javier Piedramartel Cifuentes. I was born on January 12, 2014 and I am 5 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Luis Albeño and he is a shoemaker. I was not legally recognized for my father because he does not have personal documents but fortunately he is living with us. My mother’s name is Elda Jokabed Piedramartel Cifuentes and she works as a hotel maid. We rent the house in which we live. It has 2 medium size rooms made of cement block with a tin roof and cement floor. Our kitchen is in one of the two rooms. We have running water and electricity which are not included in our rent so we pay for these separately. I have one brother and one older sister named Keila. My sister is the one who brings me to the feeding program and takes care of me when my parents are working. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I like to spend my time playing with my toy cars, balls and watching television. My favorite color is green, and my favorite animal is the dog. The foods that I like to eat the most are chicken and sausages. Currently, my family does not attend a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Jeremy Armando Javier Piedramartel Cifuentes
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary