|Birth Date||Jan 05, 2009|
|Age||10 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 Marlon Samuel Ramirez Juarez. I was born on January 5, 2009 and I am ten years old. I am basically a healthy child. I have one brother and one sister who also attend the feeding program. We own the house in which we live. It is made of cement block with a tin roof and a cement floor. We have water and electricity. The house has two rooms. We cook with a gas stove in one of the rooms. I sleep with my mother. Her name is Jenifer and she works as a merchant selling different types of items. My father’s name is Hugo and he sells chickens in the markets to earn money for our expenses. Both of my siblings are studying. I am in 2nd grade. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is the snake. The food that I like best is soup. In my free time, I play dodgeball and soccer or watch television.
With much love and many blessings,
Marlon Samuel Ramirez Juarez
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary