Ian Bladimir Carrillo Aguilar
Ref# NE2603

About Me
My name is Ian Bladimir Carrillo Aguilar. I'm a 9-year-old.

My birthday is
June 15, 2012.
Sponsorship Type


Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country


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 now will continue with a short summary of my life. My name is Ian Bladimir Carrillo Aguilar and I was born on June 15, 2012 in Guatemala City. I live in Zone 5 only with my mother Jaqueline. I am in 3rd grade at school, and my favorite color is blue. In my free time, I enjoy playing football and watching television. My favorite animal is the fish, and I love to eat fried chicken and noodles. My mother struggles to support me by selling snacks and lunches. My biological father did not want to legally recognize me. He does not help me or keep in touch with us. My maternal grandfather helps us economically when he can because he has his own expenses to cover. We live in their house which is made of block and tin sheet walls with a tin sheet roof and cement floor. There are three rooms and one kitchen. There is running water, but we do not have electricity of our own. One neighbor gives us electricity, and my family has to pay an amount for this every month. I like to attend the feeding program, and I usually walk for 15 minutes to get there. However, it is now closed due to the pandemic. My family attends the Catholic Church. Well, I thank you for reading this information about me. I love you and I look forward to writing again.

Kind rewards,

Ian Bladimir Carrillo Aguilar

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