Jeferson Eliu Davila Chaicoj
Ref# NE2610

About Me
My name is Jeferson Eliu Davila Chaicoj. I'm a 11-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
October 29, 2010.
Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Nueva Esperanza, which means New Hope, is located in a slum area of Guatemala City, Guatemala.  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, where Nueva Esperanza is located, 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.  It is an extremely dangerous area where criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts live.

I will now continue telling you about me. My name is Jeferson Eliu Davila Chaicoj and I was born on October 29, 2010 in Guatemala City. I enjoy attending the feeding program, however, it is now closed due to the pandemic. I usually walk for 20 minutes to get there. I like in Zone 5 with my parents Oscar and Astrid and one brother. Thank God, I am a healthy boy, and I now attend 4th grade at school. My favorite color is blue, and I love to eat Chinese rice. I like dogs and my hobbies are drawing, watching television and playing puzzles. My parents struggle to support us every day. My father is a plumber while my mother sells toys and candies in the local market. We attend Abundant Life Church. Thankfully, we have our own house which is made of block, tin sheet roof and cement floor. There is only one big room, and the kitchen is inside it too. We have running water and electricity. Thank you very much for taking time to read this information about me.

God bless you,

Jeferson Eliu Davila Chaicoj

Translated by: Mireya Barahona de Sandoval, AAC Secretary / Antigua