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Bovee A (Team) - Manuel Lopez Family

BUILD DATES: February 13, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

MOTHER: Soledad

  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $74 USD

CHILDREN

  • Jose Luis - 6 Years Old
  • Ana Yuri - 5 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Los Girasoles
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 1 Year
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Room made of wood and cardboard, dirt floor and a roof made of tarp.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Soledad is a single mother originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. She has two children, Jose Luis who is 6 years old and Ana Yuri who is 5 years old. They are taken care of by her cousins while she works night shifts from 5 PM to 4 AM at the packaging center. She earns a small weekly salary of about $74 USD of which she has to divide up between the care of her children, food, and the payments for her property.

Soledad separated from the father of her children two years ago because he did not contribute to the family and instead used up all their money on personal things and his family was always arguing with Soledad, so because of these things she decided to separate and be on her own with her children.

Soledad lives on a little piece of land on which she was able to make payments, and has a little house/room made of wood and cardboard in very bad condition.

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Bovee A (Green) - Cortez Velasco

BUILD DATES: February 11-12, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER: Valentin

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $54 USD

MOTHER: Cecilia

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: Housewife
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

 

CHILDREN

  • Jose Angel - 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
  • Felipe - 1 Year, 7 Months Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 5 Years
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Room made of scrap materials, dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Valentin and Cecilia met at work and in time they became friends, then boyfriend and girlfriend, and after they decided to live together and now they have two boys.

Valentin works in the greenhouses cutting squash and tomatoes and sometimes he does the cleaning. His weekly salary is $1000 pesos (approx $54 USD) working Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM and Cecilia stays home with the kids.

They finished paying off their land a year ago, but before buying the land, they were renting a place. They have been living on their land for 5 years now in a room made of boxes and a roof made of tarp.

They found out about Homes of Hope through Valentin's mother a year ago, when a team came to build her a home.

For them, as a family, it is difficult to build a place to live because they don't have the means to pay for building.

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Bovee A (Red) - Cortez Rodriguez Family

BUILD DATES: February 11-12, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER: Fernando

  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $54 USD

MOTHER: Crecencia

  • Age: 25
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

 

CHILDREN

  • Cristian: 3 Years Old
  • Edgar: 1 Year Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Paraiso
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 4 Years
ELECTRICITY - N/A
RUNNING WATER - N/A
STRUCTURE - Room made of scrap material, plastic roof, dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Fernando and Crecencia are originally from Oaxaca one of the far South States of Mexico. They both came to Ensenada looking for work together with their families. In 2009 they met each other working in the fields and in 2012 they decided to live together, and now they have two little boys: Cristian who is 3 years old, and Edgar who is 1 year old.

They were able to buy their land 3 years ago, thanks to their hard work, and were able to finish paying off their loan. They live in a little room made of wood, pallets, and cardboard, and their desire is to have a safer home for their children.

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New Hope Foursquare - Quijas Torres Family

Build Dates: February 2-3, 2018

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Family Information:

Mother: Yasmin

  • Age: 34
  • Profession: Packager
  • Weekly Salary:  $56 USD

Children

  • Yulitze Guadalupe: 15 Years Old, 9th Grade (Girl)
  • Victoria Naomi: 4 Years Old, Preschool
  • Jose Christian: 2 Years Old

 

 

 

 

Property Information:

Colonia - 2 de Octubre
Time with property - 11 Months
Electricity - No
Running Water - No
Structure - Trailer
 

Family Story:

Yasmin is a single mother of three children: Yulitze Guadalupe is 15 years old, Victoria Noemi is 4 years old, and Jose Christian is 2 years old. She is originally from Victoria, Tamaulipas on the East of Mexico. She separated from her husband because she suffered from abuse.

Yasmin's ex-husband is under military arrest in Mexico City, which is why she does not receive any child support from him, and it has been one year since she has had to work in a packaging center Monday through Saturday making min. $56 USD approx. per week. Yasmin has to administer that amount to buy food, clothes, and water, and sometimes it's not enough, on top of that the kids are growing and they are living in a trailer that is being loaned to them.

There is also another family living with them, a mother, Teresa Guadalupe, who also has three children. They are Yasmin's friends and have been Christians for five years. The reason they live with Yasmin and her family is that when they met, they were having the same type of abuse and they supported each other. They have been living together with both families in the same place now for a year.

It is Yasmin's desire to be able to have a safe home for her children to be able to offer them a place of which they can be proud. About a year and a half ago, they were robbed in their little place, and since then, her prayers have been that they could live in a safe place.

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Spa View Community Church - Santiago Santiago Family

Build Dates: February 2-3, 2018

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Family Information:

Mother: Lucero

  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $50 USD 

Children

  • Dayana - 2 Years Old
  • Jonathan - 2 Months Old

 

 

 

 

 

Property Information:

Colonia - Maneadero Parte Alta
Time with property - 1.5 Years
Electricity - No
Running Water - No
Structure - Room made of scrap material, cement floor.
 

Family Story:

Lucero is originally from La Paz which is close to Cabo San Lucas on the bottom of the Baja California Peninsula. She is a single mother to Dayana who is 2 years old and Jonathan who is 2 months old. Her significant other started to use drugs and treated her badly so Lucero decided to go to the land that she had bought a while ago. She had nowhere to live on it, so her neighbor lent her a little room. Lucero's land is uneven and that's why she chose to build a place with her neighbor. But now the neighbor's son has been letting men into the house and Lucero isn't comfortable with that, and she doesn't feel that it's safe for her children. 

 

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YPO Arizona (Team Green) - Luchi Barrales Family

BUILD DATES: January 27-28, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Ignacio

  • Age: 42
  • Profession: Sells Vegetables
  • Weekly Salary: $84 USD

MOTHER - Rosa

  • Age: 36
  • Profession: Works together with husband
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Victoria: 15 Years Old, High School
  • Ignacio: 10 Years Old, 4th Grade
  • Emiliano: 8 Years Old, 2nd Grade
  • Valentina: 2 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - 6to Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Little Room made of Concrete Blocks
 

FAMILY STORY:

 

Ignacio is 42 years old and he is from México city. Rosa is 36 years old and is from Puebla. They have been together for 10 years and have 4 children. Victoria is 15 years old and is in high school; she is Ignacio’s daughter. Ignacio is 10 years old and is in 4th grade, Emiliano is 8 years old and is in 2nd grade, and Valentina is 2 years old.

 

Ignacio and Rosa work selling vegetables and they earn around $1,500 pesos per week (Around $84 USD). They are living in very bad conditions, last December their daughter had pneumonia because the rain got into the house and it flooded. Their daughter's condition was critical for a while and was in a real risk of dying. Rosa’s mom also lives with them because she doesn’t have any other place to live.

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YPO Arizona (Team Blue) - Molina Diaz Family

BUILD DATES: January 27-28, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Pedro

  • Age: 37
  • Profession: Peddler
  • Weekly Salary: $48 USD

MOTHER - Matilde

  • Age: 38
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Badison: 9 Years Old, 4th Grade
  • Luna: 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
  • Génesis: 2 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - 6th Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 14 Years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Room made of Scraps
 

FAMILY STORY:

Pedro is 37 years old and came from Durango. Matilde is 38 years old and is from Ensenada. They have 3 children: Génesis who is 2 years old, Luna who is 5 years old and is in 2nd grade and Badison who is 9 years old and is in 4th grade.

 

Matilde met Pedro after her first marriage failed. She has two kids from her previous marriage Jesús and Badison. After her divorce she met Pedro and started a relationship with him. Pedro adopted the kids as his own and sometime later they had two more kids Luna and Génesis.

 

They live in a small room made of wood scraps that functions as a living room, dining room, and kitchen. They also have a small room with a concrete floor because Luna has asthma and needs a place without dirt to sleep. They work making bread and selling candies.  They barely make enough money for their needs, so they don’t have the option of saving money to build a home. Badison is not living with them right now, he lives in a Christian orphanage. They had to do this because they were at risk of losing their son to the government.

 

Homes of hope represent their hope, the hope of having a bigger and safer place for their kids, but also the hope of being a family, together again.

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YPO Arizona (Team Red) - Beñaga Ybarra

BUILD DATES: January 27-28, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Francisco

  • Age: 36
  • Profession: Construction Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $100 USD

MOTHER - Maria Elena

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Yennifer Melizza: 2 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - 6th Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 5 Years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Wood Room
 

FAMILY STORY:

Francisco is 36 years old and Maria Elena is 21. They are from Ensenada. They have one daughter Yennifer Melizza who is 2 years old.

 

Francisco and Maria got married five years ago, and they decided to start a family. At the beginning, they had problems having children but after some time they were able to conceive. Yennifer was born without problems but 4 months later, she started to have seizures, and for 4 months they struggled with it until the doctors were able to control it.

 

Maria and Francisco came to ask for a Home of Hope because the house they are living in right now is not safe. They have problems with both heat and cold and even with people stealing from them. Mario works as a construction worker from Monday to Saturday earning 1,870 pesos per week (Around 100 Dlls per week). This is not enough for all the family needs and to also be able to build a better home. They ask for a home to have a good and safe place where they can raise a family.

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Hoiland - Rincon Estrada

BUILD DATES: JANUARY 21-22

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Luis Angel

  • Age: 19
  • Profession: Heavy Machine Operator
  • Weekly Salary: $84 USD

MOTHER - Mónica

  • Age: 18
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Juan Adrián: 2 Years Old

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - 89
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 2 Years
ELECTRICITY - N/A
RUNNING WATER - N/A
STRUCTURE - Trailer
 

FAMILY STORY:

 

Luis Angel is 19 years old and Mónica is 18 years old. They are from Ensenada. They have one son Juan Adrián who is 2 years old.

 

Mónica and Luis started a relationship when she was 16 and he was 17. Mónica got pregnant and they decided to live together in Luis' parents' house. They only lived there for a couple of months because Mónica wanted their own place. Luis got a small trailer which is where they live now.

 

Monica stays at home with Juanito, and Luis works in construction driving heavy machinery. They would like to have a house where they can live safely together, so their little boy can have a place in the future.

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LLC - Solano Hernandez Family

BUILD DATES: January 20-21, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Ruben

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $54 USD 

MOTHER - Erika

  • Age: 25
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Keyla: 6 Years Old, 1st Grade
  • Ana: 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
  • Luis: 3 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero Parte Alta
TIME WITH PROPERTY - A Year and a Half
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Wood Room with Plastic Scraps and Tarp.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Ruben is 23 years old and is from Guerrero. Erika is 25 years old and she is from Ensenada. They have 3 children: Keyla who is 6 years old and is in 1st grade, Ana who is 5 years old and is in kindergarten and Luis, who is 3 years old.

 

Ruben and Erika have been together for 7 years now. Ruben works in the fields earning $1,020 pesos per week (Around $54 USD). Erika stays home taking care of their kids and the house.

 

3 Years ago, they were able to buy their property with a loan. They built a small room with wood and plastic scraps and a tarp. Their house can’t protect them properly from rain, cold or heat. They desire a safer house for their children, a place where their kids don’t have to struggle with the cold at night and the heat during the day.

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Greentree (Team Blue) - Rodriguez Macias Family

 

BUILD DATES: January 13-14, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - José Andrés

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: Packer
  • Weekly Salary: $65 USD

MOTHER - Josefina

  • Age: 36
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Yovani: 11 Years Old, 5th Grade
  • Baby: 2 Months Old Approx.

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Paraiso
TIME WITH PROPERTY -
ELECTRICITY -
RUNNING WATER -
STRUCTURE -
 

FAMILY STORY:

José Andrés is 21, and Josefina is 36 years. They came from Zacatecas a state close to the center of México. They have two children, Yovani who is 11 years old and is in 5th grade,  and Josefina just had their second child recently.

 Josefina was married before, but she separated because the father of their son didn’t help in the house at all. She met José Andrés a little while after because he lived close to her family's house. They started a relationship and started to live together. They had difficulties finding a job, so they decided to move to Ensenada. Josefina’s parents have been living in Ensenada for a few years and they thought it was a good idea to move with them.

 

Sometime later they decided to buy a property with a loan, which they are still paying. They built a small room with wood scraps and moved in. Josefina is not working and stays home with her son. José works as a packer earning 1,200 pesos per week (Around $65 USD). They don’t have the resources to build a better place.

 

 

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Greentree (Team Green) - Herrera Bruno Family

BUILD DATES: January 13-14, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Margarito

  • Age: 60
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $55 USD

MOTHER - Francisca

  • Age: 50
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Fernando: 16 Years Old
  • Mauricio: 13 Years Old, 7th Grade
  • Florentino: 10 Years Old, 3rd Grade
  • Maria Ines: 9 Years Old, 5th Grade

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - N/A
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Small Room made of Wood Scraps and other Materials.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Margarito is 60 years old and Francisca is 50. They are from Oaxaca a state close to the center of México. They have 4 children: Fernando is 16, Mauricio is 13 and is in 7th grade, Florentino is 10 and is in 3rd grade, and Maria Ines is 9 years old and is in 5th grade.

 

Margarito and Francisca have been living in Ensenada for 14 years. They came to Ensenada looking for better work opportunities. They had been working in the fields cutting tomatoes. They have 3 kids that go to school and one that doesn’t work or study.

 

Margarito works in the field earning around $1,000 pesos per week (Around $55 USD). The property they have was given to them half paid by a nephew who didn’t want to keep paying for it. They only have one more payment left.

 

They live in a small room made with wood scraps and other materials there were able to get and found around.

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Greentree (Team Yellow) - Cruz Herrera Family

Build Dates: January 13-14, 2018

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Family Information:

Father - Adolfo

  • Age: 17
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $53 USD

Mother - Amalia

  • Age: 22
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children

  • Rosa: 3 Years Old
  • Adolfo: 5 Months Old

 

 

Property Information:

Colonia - Paraiso
Time with property - 3 Years
Electricity - Yes
Running Water - Yes
Structure - Room made of Scrap Material, Metal Roof, Dirt Floor.
 

Family Story:

Adolfo is 17 years old and Amalia is 22 years old, they came from Oaxaca, a state in the very South-West of México. They have 2 children: Rosa who is 3 years old and Adolfo who is 5 months old.

 

Adolfo and Amalia met each other in Oaxaca 4 years ago; they started a relationship and decided to move to Ensenada looking for better jobs and a better life. Adolfo works in the fields, and Amalia stays at home with the kids.

 

With a lot of hard work, Adolfo was able to buy a property with a loan and now 3 years later he made the last payment. They live in a small room made of wood scraps. They came to Homes of Hope with the hope of getting a better home for their kids.

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Greentree (Team Purple) - Masañegos Hernandez Family

BUILD DATES: January 13-14, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Alexander

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $52 USD Approx.

MOTHER - Dorisaby

  • Age: 20
  • Profession: Housewife
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Alexis: 3 Years Old
  • Joshua: 1 year, 2 months

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 7 months
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Room made of Scrap material and a Dirt Floor


 

 

FAMILY STORY: 

Alexander and Dorisaba are from Chiapas a State in the far south of Mexico, and that's where they met. Dorisaba did not want to have a relationship with anyone, but circumstances brought her to go and live with Alexander because her sister was very mean to her. Dorisaba had fled to Puebla (a state next to Mexico City) because her sister hit her often, so Alexander suggested they live together. Their children were born in Chiapas. 

Alexander couldn't find work and their children were often sick, so they decided to come to Ensenada. Dorisaba's Mother also lived in Ensenada, but she returned to Chiapas, as she kept getting sick because of the difference in climate. So the place where Alexander and Dorisaba live, is the room where the mother was living.

Dorisaba's brother helped with the property and is actually helping to pay it off. There are only two payments left to pay it off.

Alexander works in the field Monday to Saturday and if there is a lot of work, he works on Sunday as well.

It has been very difficult for them to build a little home or even a good room to live in because there is just not enough money to be able to do that, but they know that to receive a home would be God's blessing on their lives.

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Greentree (Team Orange) - Perez Perez Family

BUILD DATES: January 13-14, 2018

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Francisco

  • Age: 50 Years Old
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $53 USD

MOTHER - Minerva

  • Age: 42 Years Old
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $53 USD

CHILDREN

  • Diana: 10 Years Old - 5th Grade
  • Maria: 8 Years Old - 4th Grade

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Portal De Las Brisas
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 1 Year
ELECTRICITY - N/A
RUNNING WATER - N/A
STRUCTURE - Room made of Tarp with a Dirt Floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Francisco is 50 years old and Minerva is 42 years old. They are from Chiapas, a state in south México close to the border with Guatemala. They have 2 granddaughters: Diana who is 10 years old and is in 5th grade, and María, who is 8 years old and is in 4th grade.

Francisco and Minerva are from Chiapas but they lost everything they had in a typhoon and decided to move to Ensenada. When they arrived to Ensenada they immediately started to work, they came with their five children, some of them very young. With a lot of work, they were able to provide for their kids and they grew, married and moved out. One of her daughters had a failed marriage and decided to leave her two daughters with her parents who have been providing for since then. Their daughter is now with another man and doesn’t give any support or help for her daughters.

Francisco and Minerva have been working really hard to provide for their two grandchildren, but it has been hard, they live in a small room they made entirely with tarps. They work in the fields all week to pay for all the house expenses and for the girls' education. They came to Homes of hopes asking for an opportunity to receive a house that will be a safe place, protected from the animals, the rain, wind, heat, and cold where they can keep working hard for Diana and María's future.

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Greentree (Team Red) - De Leon Hernandez Family

BUILD DATES: January 13-14, 2018 

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - Ivan

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $63 USD

MOTHER - Lourdes

  • Age: 20
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Hanna Barbara: 2 Years Old
  • Getsemaní: 1 Month

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Portal De Las Brisas
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 1 Year
ELECTRICITY - N/A
RUNNING WATER - N/A
STRUCTURE - Scraps of Wood, Plastic, and Tarp.

FAMILY STORY:

Ivan is 23 years old and Lourdes is 20 years old, they are from Chiapas, a state in south México close to the border of Guatemala. They have 2 kids Hanna who is 2 years old and a newborn baby, Getsemaní, who was born on November 6.

Lourdes used to be a single mom. The father of her first daughter left her when he knew she was pregnant. She didn’t receive any help so two months after giving birth she started to work again. She went to Valle de Guadalupe to work every day, leaving her daughter with her mom.

Working in Valle she met Ivan and they have been together for two years now. Ivan accepted Hanna as if she was his, together they formed a small family. Recently they had their second daughter, Getsemaní. They are very happy and excited but also very worried. One year ago they lost their house, so now they live in a small room they built with scraps of wood, plastic, and tarp. They have no water or electricity on their property either. The rain season is coming, and they are worried about it. Their desire is to have a safe home where they can raise their children and give them better and safer opportunities.

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Boaz Shonfelds - Cruz Duarte Family

BUILD DATES: JANUARY 13-14, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Noe

  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Surveyor Assistant
  • Weekly Salary: $69 USD

MOTHER - Angélica

  • Age: 26
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Eduardo: 9 Years Old, 4th Grade
  • Daniela: 7 Years Old, 2nd Grade

 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Gomez Morin
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 7 Months
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Wood Room
 

FAMILY STORY:

Noe is 26 years old and is from Ensenada. Angélica is 26 years old and is from Chiapas. They have been together for 9 years and have two kids. Daniela is 7 years old and is in 2nd grade and Eduardo is 9 years old and is in 4th grade.

 

Noe and Angélica bought a property 1 year ago with a loan from Angélica’s mom and they are paying her back little by little. Noe built a small room with wood scraps and other resources he was able to find. Six people sleep in this little room. Blanca, Angélica’s sister, separated from her couple and came to live with them together with her son.

 

They ask for a Home of hope so they can have a safe place where they can all live together to give their kids a better environment and a better future.

 

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Stanwood - Cervantes Corona Family

BUILD DATES: JANUARY 13-14, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - José Antonio

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Cardboard Box Factory Worker
  • Weekly Salary: 60 USD

MOTHER - Maria Magdalena

  • Age: 27
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Wendy - 9 Years Old, 4th Grade
  • Alejandra - 5 Years Old, Kindergarten

 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - San Rafael
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 7 Months
ELECTRICITY -No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Room Made of Wood and Scraps
 

FAMILY STORY:

José Antonio is 28 years old and Maria Magdalena is 27 years old; they are from Ensenada. They have 2 children: Alejandra who is 5 years old and is in kindergarten; and Wendy who is 9 years old and is in fourth grade.

 

Maria had Wendy when she was 17 years old and Alejandra when she was 21; she had problems with the father of her daughters, so they separated. She was a single mom for two years and made her money cleaning houses and apartments, but after that time she started a relationship with José Antonio, who she has known since childhood. José moved in with Maria and her family. 3 years later they decided they needed their own place, so José, Maria, and her sister decided to buy a property together with a loan.

 

They have lived on the property for 7 months. They built a small room with wood scraps and other materials they were able to find. José Antonio works in a cardboard box factory earning 1,100 pesos per week (Around 60 USD), Maria doesn’t work.

 

Maria desires a safe home for her daughters, one where animals can't get in and they are protected from rain, heat, and cold.

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Shannon Family Build - Lopez Hernandez Family

BUILD DATES: DECEMBER 26-27, 2017

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FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER - JAIME

  • Age: 24
  • Profession: FIELD WORKER
  • Weekly Salary: $72 USD APPROX.

MOTHER - CATALINA

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

 

 

CHILDREN:

  • JEYDY: 9 YEARS OLD, 4TH GRADE (GIRL)
  • CRISTIAN: 5 YEARS OLD, 1ST GRADE (BOY)
  • LUZ: 2 YEARS OLD (GIRL)
  • BABY EXPECTED IN FEBRUARY 2018

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA -  Cañon Buena Vista
TIME WITH PROPERTY - OWNED SINCE 2014
ELECTRICITY - YES
RUNNING WATER - NO
STRUCTURE - ROOM WITH WOOD WALLS, DIRT FLOOR, AND A TARP FOR A ROOF
 

FAMILY STORY:

Jaime is 24 years old, he works in the fields and is from Oaxaca. Catalina is 28 years old and is also from Oaxaca. They have 3 children: Jeydy who is 9 years old and is in 4th grade, Cristian who is 5 years old and is in 1st grade, and Luz who is 2 years old. The family is also expecting a new baby in February 2018.

 

Catalina has had a hard life, she moved to Ensenada in 2001 with all her family from Oaxaca. She didn’t study because she has been working since she was 11 in the fields with her dad and brothers. She left her home when she was 18 years old and moved to San Quintin to pick up strawberries. With the money she earned she supported her mom. It was at this time that she had her first daughter but he abandoned her sometime later. After that, she met the father of her second kid, but he also abandoned her for another woman. Through all this time she kept supporting her mom. Catalina moved to La Paz looking for work and took her daughters with her. It was there that she met Jaime and they started to date. Catalina told Jaime about her children and about the problems she had had with their fathers and Jaime decided to take care of the children as if they were his.

 

Jaime's parents were living in Ensenada and the family decided to move with them for a time. There were three different families living in the same house, so as soon as they could make some money, Catalina and Jaime decided to move out and rent an apartment. In 2014 they bought a piece of land. They built a room with wood walls and a tarp for a roof. It’s not a safe place and they struggle with the weather, but it’s theirs and they are thankful for having their own place.

 

The desire of their hearts is to build a home in Ensenada; they don’t want to keep moving from place to place. They want a house where they can live, and raise their children in a place that feels like home.

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True U (Blue Team) - Ramos Esquivel Family

BUILD DATES: December 9-10, 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Edgar

  • Age: 30 years old
  • Profession: Disabled
  • Monthly Salary: $35 

MOTHER - Michelle

  • Age: 26 Years Old
  • Profession: - N/A
  • Weekly Salary: - N/A

CHILDREN

  • Laura - 10 Years Old, 4th Grade
  • Joselin - 8 Years Old, 3rd Grade
  • Kimberly - 5 Years Old, Kindergarten 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Sexto Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 3 years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Wood Room with Cement Floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Edgar is 30 years old and Michelle is 26; they are from Tijuana. They have 3 children: Laura who is 10 years old and in 4th grade, Joselin who is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade, and Kimberly who is 5 and in Kindergarten.

 

Edgar and Michelle came to Ensenada looking for better work opportunities as Edgar didn’t study, so his possibilities to find a job in Tijuana were small. They moved to Ensenada where he could find a job working in the port. Sadly, he had an accident while working and couldn’t work for two years. He needed to have surgery, but he couldn’t get it on time, so he has permanent damage on his hand. From his previous job he only receives $600 pesos per month as a support (Around $35 USD) which is not enough for the family needs. Now that he has a handicap it has become even harder for him to get another job.

 

Their three children go to school, and this has been hard on the family as they normally struggle with the expenses for it, but Edgar wants their children to study so they have better opportunities than him. Sometimes they don’t even have money to buy food.

 

They live in a small wood room that’s in very bad shape, Edgar feels very bad about it because he desires to work to support his family and provide for them, but he can’t find any job and they don’t have the resources to build a safer place to live.

 

Edgar and Michelle really want a Home of Hope house for their family, as they wish to give their children a better and safer place where to live, a place they can really call home and a place where they can work together as a family to keep going.

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