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 Edgar Pablo Daniel Valiente Perez. I was born on September 24, 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 Pablo Daniel Valiente Jimenez and he is a coordinator assistant in a local company. My mother’s name is Angelica Maria Perez Pirir and she sells beauty products from catalogs. We own the room in which we live. It is made of adobe with a tin roof and a granite floor. Our kitchen is in this same room. We have running water and electricity. I have only one sister. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I enjoy playing with my balls and toy cars or watching television. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the dinosaur. The food that I like to eat the most is eggs with black beans. My family attends an evangelical church.
With much love and many blessings,
Edgar Pablo Daniel Valiente Perez
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary