Benjamin Isaias

Gender Male
Birth Date Sep 10, 2007
Age 12 years old
Sponsorship Type
Attends Program
Nueva Esperanza
Program Country



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 Benjamin Isaias Quiroa Villagran. I was born on September 10, 2007 and I am 11 years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is Jaime Yoni Salvador Quiroa Lemus and he is a pastor. My mother’s name is Paula Melisa Villagran Reyes and she is a housewife. We rent the house in which we live. It is cement block with a tin roof and a cement floor. It has two rooms and a separate kitchen. We have electricity and running water. I have two sisters. My oldest sister, Barbara, goes to school, but she also works to help with our expenses. My family is in good health, my sisters and I are still in school. I am in the 5th grade this year, and when I am not in school, I enjoy playing soccer, drawing or listening to music. My favorite color is light green, and my favorite animal is the lion. The food that I like to eat the most is pizza. Family attends a church called “Family of God”.

With much love and many blessings,

Benjamin Isaias Quiroa Villagran

Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary

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