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 Hilary Escarlett Yasuri Urizar Montenegro. I was born on June 20, 2008 and I am 10 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My mother’s name is Eva Esperanza Montenegro Mendez, and my father’s name is Mayk Alexsander Urizar Soto. My father works assembling stages, sets for concerts and other events. My mother works as a cashier in the public bathrooms. We rent 2 medium size rooms in which we live. They are made of wood and tin sheet metal with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have running water and electricity, but they are not included in the rent. We pay for those separately. I have two brothers. I am in 5th grade this year, and when I am not in school, I enjoy playing jacks or ball, jumping rope, drawing or watching television. My favorite color is purple, and my favorite animal is the giraffe. The foods that I like to eat the most are chow mein and chicken stew. My family attends a Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Hilary Escarlett Yasuri Urizar Montenegro
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary