|Birth Date||Sep 13, 2010|
|Age||9 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 Hugo Abiel Calixto Palacios Roman. I was born on September 13, 2010 and I am eight years old. I am a basically healthy child. I have only one sister. I live with my mother and my stepfather. My father passed away when I was a baby. My stepfather’s name is Selvin and he works as an assistant to a blacksmith. My mother’s name is Jackelin. We own the house in which we live. It is made of cement block with a tile roof and a granite floor. We have water and electricity. I have my own bed. I am in 2nd grade. My favorite colors are red and black and my favorite animal is the dog. The foods that I like best are strawberries and bananas. In my free time, I like to play with my toy cars or to play ball out in the field. My family attends Mount Hebron church.
With much love and many blessings,
Hugo Abiel Calixto Palacios Roman
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary