|Birth Date||Jan 10, 2015|
|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 Ian Andres Serrano Sandoval. I was born on January 10, 2015 and I am four years old. I am in good health and I attend the Zone 5 feeding program. My father’s name is David Andres Serrano Axpuac and he is a carpenter. My mother’s name is Alejandrina Emeli Sandoval Rosales and she makes pinatas. We own the house in which we live. Our grandparents live with us, and my grandmother takes care of us while my parents are working. Also, my aunt, uncle and cousins live in the same house, but each family has its own space. My family has one room with a separate kitchen. The house is made of cement blocks with a tin roof and cement floor. We have electricity, but we do not have our own running water. We buy our water from one of our neighbors. I have one brother and one sister. I am in kindergarten this year, and when I am not in school, I enjoy playing with my toy cars, my stuffed animals and my ball. My favorite color is light blue, and my favorite animal is the lion.
With much love and many blessings,
Ian Andres Serrano Sandoval
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary