|Birth Date||Apr 17, 2014|
|Age||5 years old|
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. This child lives on top of an old rubbish dump in Zone 5 of Guatemala City.
Hello! My name is Aranza Jasmin Alvarado Calderon. I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. I was born on April 17th, 2014. I am four years old and I am in good health. I am attending kindergarten at school. In my free time, I like to play dolls, little dish toys, to do homework and to draw. My favorite color is red, and my favorite animal is the cat. I love to eat fried rice. I have two brothers and one sister. Unfortunately, my father Jose Gilberto does not live with us. He does not have a stable job, so it is difficult for him to send us a big amount of money for our support. He just helps us according to his possibilities. My mother’s name is Flora Lizeth and she has a slight speech problem, but she is the only one who struggles to support us by washing and ironing clothes for others. We live in my grandmother´s house, which is made of concrete block, tin sheet roof and cement floors. There are three rooms with running water and electricity. In addition, we share the house with my two nephews. We attend a Catholic Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Aranza Jasmin Alvarado Calderon
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval/ AAC Secretary