|Birth Date||Oct 08, 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.
Hello! My name is Norma Rosmary Vasquez Jarquin. I was born on October 8, 2014 and I am four years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Abraham Fernando Vasquez Alvarez, but he abandoned my family when I was baby. My mother’s name is Gabriela Alejandra Jarquin Bran and she is a nursing assistant. We live in a house that is owned by my grandmother. It is made of cement block with a ceramic tile floor. The roof is constructed in such a way that an additional floor could be added in the future. We have running water and electricity. I have only one sister. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I spend my time playing with my dolls and doll houses and coloring. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite animals are dogs and cats. The foods that I like to eat the most are pizza and chicken. My family attends a church called “Ebenezer”.
With much love and many blessings,
Norma Rosmary Vasquez Jarquin
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary