|Birth Date||Nov 25, 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 Yeslin Veronica Hernandez Marroquin. I was born on November 25, 2014 and I am four years old. I am a basically healthy child. I live with my parents, my brother and my grandmother. We own the house in which we live. It is made of cement block with a tin roof and a granite floor. We have a small room for our beds and we share the kitchen with my grandmother. I share the bed with my parents. We have water and electricity. My father’s name is Julio and he hangs drywall. My mother’s name is Veronica and she sells all types of things in the market. I am in pre-kindergarten and when I am not in school, I like to play tag and to watch television. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animals are rabbits and kittens. The food that I like best is pancakes.
With much love and many blessings,
Yeslin Veronica Hernandez Marroquin
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary