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 Ruth Abigail Estrada Camey. I was born on September 25, 2004 and I am 14 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Humberto Estrada Moguel, but sadly, he abandoned my mother. My mother’s name is Heidy Lucia Camey Gil and she is a housewife. I live with my mother and my stepfather. His 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 2 stepsisters, and we are a very united family. I am in the 7th grade this year, and when I am not in school, I spend my time doing my homework, dancing and drawing. My favorite color is black, and my favorite animal is the panda bear. I really like the chocolates. My family attends a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Ruth Abigail Estrada Camey
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary