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 Esvin Estuardo Cruz Bravo. I was born on February 5, 2012 and I am seven years. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Clemente Cruz Carcamo and he is a supervisor for the public telephone company. My mother’s name is Paula Ricarda Bravo Gonzalez and she is a housewife. All of my family is in good health. We rent a room in which we all sleep, and we have a separate kitchen. The room is made of cement block walls with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have electricity and running water. I am an only child. I am in the 1st grade this year, and when I am not in school, I spend my time playing with my balls, my toys and watching television. My favorite color is blue, and my favorite animal is the tiger. The food that I like to eat the most is fried chicken. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Esvin Estuardo Cruz Bravo
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary