Zone 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. This child lives on top of an old rubbish dump in Zone 5 of Guatemala City.
Hello, my name is Victor Osmundo Aldair Guzman. I was born on June 23, 2011 and I am eight years old. I am a healthy child. I have only one sister. I live with my mother, my grandmother and my little sister. Our house is one room made of tin sheet metal with a cement floor. We have water and electricity. We have a stove in our room that we cook on. My sister and I sleep with my mother. Her name is Tania and she works in a business called Edisur. My grandmother sells catalogue products to help with the economic expenses. I am in the 2nd grade. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the lion. The food that I like best is rice. In my free time, I like to play ball and other toys. My family attends Belen Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Victor Osmundo Aldair Guzman
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary