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 Danna Eunice Cruz Aguilar. I was born on December 17, 2014 and I am four years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Hervi Estuardo Cruz Hernandez, he sells signs and stickers. My mother’s name is Aura Marina Aguilar Ic and she sells second hand clothes and other merchandise in order to help with the household expenses. We own the house in which we live. It has 3 medium size rooms. The front wall of our house is cement block, and the rest of the walls are tin. The roof is tin, and the floor is cement and dirt. We have running water, but we do not have electricity. I have only one brother. I do not go to school yet because I am still young, so I spend my time playing with my barbie dolls and toy dishes or coloring. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the turtle. The foods that I like to eat the most are noodles and chicken with sauce. My family attends a church.
With much love and many blessings,
Danna Eunice Cruz Aguilar
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary