Gender Female
Birth Date Jun 18, 2015
Age 4 years old
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Attends Program
Nueva Esperanza
Program Country



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 Briana Toledo.  I was born on June 18, 2015 and I am four years old.  I am a basically healthy little girl.  I have four brothers and two sisters who also attend the feeding program. I live with my mother and my siblings in my grandmother’s house.  We have one room made of cement block with a tin roof and a cement floor.  We share a kitchen with my grandmother.  We have water and electricity.  I sleep with my mother.  Her name is Martiza and she is dedicated to taking care of my siblings and me.  She also cleans a house on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.  In addition to that, she helps my grandmother sell traditional snacks and refreshments.  My mother is very thankful for the blessings that we receive in the feeding program.  I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my toy dishes and dolls or watching television.  My favorite color is red and my favorite animals are chickens.  The food that I like best is sausage.  Currently, my family does not attend church.

With much love and many blessings,

Briana Toledo

Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary

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