|Birth Date||Sep 29, 2014|
|Age||4 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 Santiago Isaias Miranda Rivera. I was born on September 29, 2014 and I am 4 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Marvin Jeovanni Miranda Miranda and he is a blacksmith. My mother’s name is Damaris Patricia Rivera Soto and she is a waitress in a cafeteria. We rent the house in which we live. It has two rooms including the kitchen. The house is made of cement block with a tin roof and a granite floor. We have running water and electricity. I have only one brother. I do not go to school yet because I am still too young, so I spend my time playing soccer or video games. My family attends a church called “Family of God”.
With much love and many blessings,
Santiago Isaias Miranda Rivera
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary