|Birth Date||Apr 23, 2014|
|Age||5 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 Ethan Jared Barahona Soto. I was born o April 23, 2014 and I am five years old. I am basically a healthy child. I have one brother and two sisters. We rent a room that is made of cement block with a tin roof and a granite floor. We have water and electricity. I share a bed with my brother. My father’s name is Luis and my mother’s name is Jennifer. They earn money by cleaning for other people. I am in kindergarten and when I am not in school, I spend my time playing ball, drawing, coloring and sleeping. My favorite color is white and my favorite animal is the lion. The food that I like best is pizza. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Ethan Jared Barahona Soto
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary