|Birth Date||Sep 29, 2012|
|Age||7 years old|
Zone 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. This child lives on top of an old rubbish dump in Zone 5 of Guatemala City.
Hello, my name is Jonathan Andree Ramirez Carcamo. I was born on September 29, 2012 and I am six years old. I have two brothers who also attend the feeding program. I live with my mother and brothers in a rented room. The walls are adobe with a tin roof and a granite floor. I sleep with my brother in one bed, and my mother and youngest brother sleep in the other bed. We share the kitchen with my grandmother. We have water and electricity. My mother’s name is Brenda and sells lunches to earn money. She also works at a laundry mat on the weekends. My father’s name is Gerson. He does not live with us nor does he help us with our expenses. I suffer from allergies due to climate change, dust and other things. I am in kindergarten. My favorite color is green and my favorite animal is the rabbit. The food that I like best is salads with green peppers. In my free time, I like to play with my spinning tops, and I like to play basketball. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Jonathan Andree Ramirez Carcamo
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary