|Birth Date||Aug 22, 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 Juana Noemi Rodriguez Garcia. I was born on August 22, 2012 and I am seven years old. I am basically a healthy child. I live with my parents and siblings. I have two brothers and five sisters. We own the house in which we live. It is made of cement block with a tin roof and a concrete floor. We have water, electricity and drainage. I sleep with my mother. My father’s name is Pedro and he repairs refrigerators. My mother’s name is Juana and she takes care of my siblings and me. I am in kindergarten and when I am not in school, I like to play with my dolls, to play tag and to sing. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite animal is the horse. The food that I like best is noodles. My family attends Mount Carmel Church.
With much love and many blessings,
Juana Noemi Rodriguez Garcia
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary