|Birth Date||May 26, 2015|
|Age||4 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 Nissi Guisell Jimena Lopez Pineda. I was born on May 26, 2015 and I am four years old. I am basically a healthy child. I have three brothers who also attend the feeding program. We own the house in which we live. It is made of wood with a wood floor and a tin roof. We live in one room on the second level. My mother cooks on a stove in a room below that we share with other relatives. We have water and electricity. I sleep with my mother. My brothers sleep in their own bed. My father’s name is Jose and he is a mason. My mother’s name is Claudia and she is a housewife. My brothers are all going to school. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls, toy dishes and balls and I like to play tag. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite animal is the mouse. The food that I like best is fried chicken. My family attends a Christian church.
With much love and many blessings,
Nissi Guisell Jimena Lopez Pineda
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary