Jeniffer Gabriela Choc Caal
Ref# NE2600

About Me
My name is Jeniffer Gabriela Choc Caal. I'm a 9-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
July 22, 2012.
Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Nueva Esperanza, which means New Hope, is located in a slum area of Guatemala City, Guatemala.  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, where Nueva Esperanza is located, 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.  It is an extremely dangerous area where criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts live.

Well, I will now continue with some personal information about me. My name is Jeniffer Gabriela Choc Caal and I was born on July 22, 2012 in Guatemala City. I live in Zone 5 together with my mother Zoila, one brother and one sister. I am a second-grade student this year, and my favorite color is pink. I like cats and my favorite dish is fried chicken. In my free time, I enjoy playing dolls and toy dishes. Thankfully, I am healthy. My mother is the only one who supports us by working in a coffee shop as a cook assistant and washing the dishes. She leaves home early in the morning, so we stay under the care of a person that my mother knows since she comes back from work late at night. We do not know anything about my father, and he does not help us economically either. My sister and I are part of the feeding program, and we usually walk for 10 minutes to arrive there. However, it is now closed due to the pandemic. My mother rents a room made of block, tin sheet roof and cement floor. There is running water and electricity that my mother has to pay apart from the rent. She cooks in the same room in an old stove. I am sad to tell you that we are not part of any church. For that reason, I would like to ask for your prayers for us so we can come close to God. Well, thank you very much for taking time to read this. I send you my love!

Greetings and hugs,

Jeniffer Gabriela Choc Caal

Translated by: Mireya Barahona de Sandoval, AAC Secretary / Antigua