|Birth Date||May 09, 2011|
|Age||8 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 Yoshua Isai Flores Hernandez. I was born on May 9, 2011 and I am eight years old. I am basically a healthy child. I have one sister. My mother, sister and I live in my grandmother’s house. The front of the house is made of cement blocks and the rest of the house is tin. There are three medium-size rooms. We live in one room where we all sleep in one bed. My grandmother has another room, and we share the kitchen. The roof is tin and the floor is cement. We have water and electricity. My mother’s name is Lleimy and my father’s name is Reynaldo. Sadly, my father abandoned us about a year. We do not have any communication with him, nor does he support us economically. I am in 1st grade. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the rhino. The foods that I like best are beef patties with rice. In my free time, I like to play ball, yoyos and marbles or color or watch television. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Yoshua Isai Flores Hernandez
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary