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 Hector Isai Garcia Lemus. I was born on September 8, 2014 and I am 4 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Erick Fernando Garcia Enriquez and he works in the municipality. My mother’s name is Deisy Patricia Lemus Garcia and she owns a small shop where she sells second hand clothes. We rent a room made of cement blocks with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have electricity, but we only have running water from 1:00 am to 3:00. We have to collect all the water that we will need for the day and store it in containers in the house. I have one brother and one sister. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I enjoy playing with my toy cars, legos, plasticine and coloring. My favorite color is blue, and my favorite animal is the lion. The food that I like to eat the most is chicken. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Hector Isai Garcia Lemus
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary