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 Yeralmy Viviana Poz Can. I was born on October 13, 2012 and I am six years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Gerald Amilcar Poz Gonzalez and is a mason. My mother’s name is Viviana Carmelita Can Cruz and she is a housewife. We own the house in which we live. It is one big room where we sleep and cook. It is adobe with a tin roof and a cement floor. I have two sisters. My older sister is 18 years old and is studying accounting. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I spend my time playing dolls, tag or hide and seek. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animal is the cat. The food that I like to eat the most is beef broth. My family attends a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Yeralmy Viviana Poz Can
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary