|Birth Date||May 13, 2013|
|Age||7 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 Emely Noemi Barrientos Diaz. I was born on May 13, 2013 and I am 5 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name was Hugo Rafael Barrientos Rosales, but sadly he has already passed away. My mother’s name is Andrea Celeste Diaz Con and she sells milk and cream in order to make money to support my family. I have only one sister. We own the house in which we live. It is made of cement block and adobe. It is only one room and has a tin roof and a cement floor. We have running water and electricity. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I like to play with my dolls, to color or to cut things out with my scissors. My favorite colors are pink and fuchsia, and my favorite animal is the cat. The food that I like the most is beef steak. My family attends a church called “Ebenezer”.
With much love and many blessings,
Emely Noemi Barrientos Diaz
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary