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 Yaretzi Paola Asturias Camey. I was born on June 7, 2014 and I am 4 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My mother’s name is Heidy Lucia Camey Gil and she is a housewife. My father’s name is Allan Fernando Asturias Hernandez and he is a messenger for Cargo Express. Our house has two rooms and our kitchen is in one of the rooms. The house is made of cement block and wood. It has a tin roof and a cement floor. We have running water and electricity. I have 1 sister and 1 stepsister, and we are a very united family. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I spend my time playing with my dolls, my toy dishes and coloring. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is the cat. The food that I like to eat the most is potatoes. My family attends a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Yaretzi Paola Asturias Camey
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary