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CrossSound - Silva Espinoza Family

Build Dates: December 1st-2nd

Family Information:

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Mother- Miriam

  • Age: 28

  • Profession: -

  • Weekly Salary: -

    Padre- Mario

  • Age: 31

  • Profession: Builder

  • Weekly Salary: $55

Children-

  • David, 2 m/o +

  • Lilia, 3 y/o

  • Ezequiel, 7 y/o

  • Eliazer, 8 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Puesta al Sol
Time with property- 9 months +
 

Family Story:

Miriam was born and raised here in Ensenada. At the age of 12 her parents got separated so Miriam’s mom had to take care of her and her siblings. Later on in her life Miriam met Mario at a store where she worked at. And a year after they met, they decided to move in together. So they did and started a family. Not even a year later they already had their first born Eliazar and after that had 3 more children.

At the start of their living together, they were able to pay rent since it was affordable and the family was small. But as the rent would go up, so would the number of members in the family. Eventually, they couldn’t afford to pay rent since it was getting to high, so they moved into Mario’s mom’s house while they tried to find another place to live in. There was a lot that they found so they started paying it and with time Mario was able to build a small room for them to live in since they’re not able to afford anything bigger than that.

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CrossSound - Macias Maldonado Family

Build Dates: December 1st-2nd

Family Information:

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Mother- Roselia

  • Age: 36

  • Profession: -

  • Weekly Salary: -

    Padre- Jose

  • Age: 57

  • Profession: Field worker

  • Weekly Salary: $65

Children-

  • Diana, 10 y/o


Property Information:

Colonia- Ruiz Cortinez
Time with property- 7 yrs +
 

Family Story:

Jose Macias is 57 years old and he is from  Aguas Calientes, he works in the fields. Roselia Maldonado is 36 years old, she is from Michoacan. They have one daughter her name is Diana. She is 10 years old, and is in 3rd grade.

Roselin lived a hard life, her parents are not believers and she was not a believer either, at 17 she got a sickness in her head, because of that illness she started going to church and accepted Jesus in her heart and God healed of her illness. It was in the church where she met her husband Jose. They have a small house made of Wood scraps where they live with their daughter for 7 years. Jose works in the field, Roselin is a housewife and her daughter goes to school.

They trust in God that he protects them and he has always been with them and that he will improve the quality of life of his family, they want to have a better future for the sake of their daughter and theirs.

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Defender - Serrato Gomez Family

Build Dates: November 23th-24th

Family Information:

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Mother- Lucia

  • Age: 35

  • Profession: Churro stand

  • Weekly Salary: $45

    Padre- Ignacio

  • Age: 51

  • Profession: Churro stand

  • Weekly Salary: $45

Children-

  • Ana Laura, 18 yrs

  • Jusileni, 13 yrs

  • Josselin, 11 yrs

  • Luci, 1 yrs


Property Information:

Colonia- San Rafael
Time with property- 1 yr +
 

Family Story:

Ignacio is 51 years old and is from Michoacan. Lucia is 35 years old and is from Veracruz. They have 4 children. Luci is 1 years old. Joselin is 11 years old. Jusilene is 13 years old and Ana Laura is 18 years old.

Lucia has had a hard life. Her first husband used to beat her and abuse her and her children. She left Veracruz trying to find a new life leaving behind the past. Here in Ensenada met her second husband but he was a drug addict who also convince her to start using drugs herself. The drugs brought her down to the point that she was living in the streets for a time, picking up wasted food from the thrash. That’s when she met Ignacio. He helped her to stop using drugs and to start working in rebuilding her life. It has been harder for the couple, at the beginning they were renting but it was hard for them to keep up with the rents. Finally, they decided to buy a property with a credit and moved there. They build a small room with pieces of wood and tarp.

The children are not going to school because they lost most of their papers in the years they were homeless, and they couldn’t sign up the girls in any school because of it.

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Defender - Hernandez Reyes Family

Build Dates: November 23th-24th

Family Information:

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Mother- Martina

  • Age: 37

  • Profession: Oxxo employee

  • Weekly Salary: $45

Children-

  • Lucero, 6 y/o

  • Ana Estrella, 9 y/o

  • Santiago, 11 y/o

  • Esmeralda, 12 y/o


Property Information:

Colonia- Salitral
Time with property- 10 months +
 

Family Story:

Martina Hernandez is 37 years old and she is from Veracruz. She has 5 children. The oldest daughter doesn’t live with her anymore. Esmeralda is 12 years old, she is in 5th grade. Santiago is 11 years old and he is in 4th grade. Ana Estrella is 9 years old and is in 4th grade. Lucero is years old and is in 1st  grade.

Martina is a single mother, she is from Veracruz but at the age of 8 she had to move to Mexico City because her father had died. She and her mother went to look for better job opportunities. Years later, she met the father of her first daughter, but she had her first daughter alone since the father of the girl abandoned them. After having her first child she moved to another city, Ciudad Juárez. In Ciudad Juarez she met the father of her other two children but he abused her, so she had to separate from him and returned to Mexico City. She stayed for a long time in that city, and there she met the father of her two last children, but after 12 years they separated.

9 months ago she came to Ensenada because her family here offered to help her and they found her a job in a mini-market. She earns 5000 pesos per month (around 280 dollars). She was able to find a land that cost $7,320 dollars. She is buying it in payments paying 100 dollars monthly. Because she is paying that amount of money for her land she can’t  pay a rent. So she decided to live on her own land in a room she made with woods craps and tarp, with her 4 children.

She wants to give a better life to her children and she hopes in God that He can always provide and help her to overcome all this situation in which they find themselves.

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Defenders - Valle Roldan Family

Build Dates: November 23th-24th

Family Information:

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Mother- Veronica

  • Age: 25

  • Profession: -

  • Weekly Salary: -

    Padre- Raul

  • Age: 28

  • Profession: -

  • Weekly Salary: -

Children-

  • Britany, 9 y/o

  • Esthefany, 8 y/o

  • Emily, 4 y/o


Property Information:

Colonia- San Rafael
Time with property- 1 yr +
 

Family Story:

  Veronica and Raul met in Mexico City when they were kids. Veronica was 9 years old and Raul 11 years old. About 6 years later they decided to move in together and start a family. Later on, Veronica and Raul ended up having 3 beautiful little girls: Renata, Rebeca and Romina. In the city that they lived crime rate was going up to the point that one day, while Veronica was walking in the street with Rebeca, someone almost snatches Rebeca out of her hands. Because of this, Veronica and Raul decide to move to a place that would be a safe environment for the girls to be raised in so they moved to Ensenada.

 Unfortunately, when they moved to Ensenada, the only place that they could afford to live in was in the property that they are still paying. In this property they have tried to build different shacks but because of rain, wind, the quality of the wood and different situations they have had to rebuild the shack. One day, because of the animals around their property, the entire place was infested with ticks. They had to throw away all the wood that their small shack was made of fumigate their land and Veronica had to cut all the girls’ hair because they had ticks on them.

 Today, they are living in a camping tent that someone gave them and the people around their community have been trying to help them out as much as they can until they receive their own Home of Hope.

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Refuge Foursquare - Ramirez Gonzalez Family

Build Dates: November 20th-21th

Family Information:

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Mother- Anel

  • Age: 30

  • Profession: Waitress

  • Weekly Salary: $50

    Padre- Delfino

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Janitor

  • Weekly Salary: $45

Children-

  • Victorina, 10 y/o

  • Sebastian, 6 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Los Girasoles
Time with property- 8 months +
 

Family Story:

Anel and Delfino met in Ensenada. Delfino would sell t-shirts to different stores to resell them and Anel worked at one of those stores he sold t-shirts to. Eventually they started dating and in time got married and had 2 children. They lived in Anel’s parents’ house but because of space they moved into the property they live in today and with help from family and friends they were able to build a small house. Anel’s dad helped with some wood, her brother-in-law with some plywood and Delfino and some others made the concrete floor. And although they are really good stewards of what they have, this house they built is now in really bad shape because of the quality of the wood and they need a house.


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Stanwood Foursquare - Lopez Solano Family

Build Dates: November 21th-22th

Family Information:

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Mother- Aurelia

  • Age: 36

  • Profession: Field worker

  • Weekly Salary: $45

    Padre- Eugenio

  • Age: 34

  • Profession: Field worker

  • Weekly Salary: $45

Children-

  • Daniela, 4 y/o

  • Angelica, 9 y/o

  • Maritza, 13 y/o

  • Olga, 15 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Santa Cuquila
Time with property- 2 yr +
 

Family Story:

The Lopez Solano family comes from Oaxaca and like a lot of families from the south they came to Ensenada searching for a better life since where they came from there’s not much opportunity for jobs. In 2005 Eugenio and Aurelia went to work in the fields in California leaving their 2 children behind with their grandparents. During this time they had their third child so they decided to go back to Ensenada to reunite their family and and find a job there. They eventually buy a property and start building a room for the family to live in but because of their low income they cant build anything better than a small shack and that’s why they desire a house.


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Self Storage - Hernandez Ochoa Family

Build Dates: November 17th-18th

Family Information:

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Mother- Edith

  • Age: 31

  • Profession: Restaurant

  • Weekly Salary: $60

Children-

  • Ana, 13 y/o

  • Meredid, 9 y/o

  • Christian, 5 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Salitral
Time with property-  6 Months +
 

Family Story:

Edith and her family are from Ensenada. When Edith was 16 she moves in with her boyfriend, a boy that had been battling with drugs.  In less than a year they had their first child. Over the years Edith would always deal with her husband and his drug problems. They had 2 more children and she would try to hide all her husband was dealing with from them but her older daughter started seeing these things. So one day, after 13 years of enduring this she decides to take her children and leave him. Edith goes to live with her mom and her dad buys a piece of property for her. Later an aunt lent her a trailer house so that she can start living there. Now Edith is wanting a house for her children to grow up in but she has no way to do that because of her low income.

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Next Step Advisor - Rendon Family

Build Dates: November 10th-11th

Family Information:

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Mother- Diana

  • Age: 34

  • Profession: Secretary

  • Weekly Salary: $65

Children-

  • Joseline, 7 y/o

  • Edith, 11 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 4 yr +
 

Family Story:

Diana is a single mom, she is 34 years old and is from Sinaloa. She has 2 kids living with her: Joseline who is 7 years old and Edith who is 11 years old. She has a third kid who is paralytic, but she couldn’t provide for his need and he is living in a church where they take care of him.

Diana came to Ensenada when she was 4 years old with her parents and 4 brothers. Life has not been easy for her. She started a relationship when she was very young and got pregnant. Sadly, the relationship didn’t work as he drank a lot and cheated on her on multiple times, so they separated. For a long time, she moved with her children from house to house, always asking her family for a place to stay.

In all that time she was capable to save some money, and with it she gave the first payment for a property. She built a room there with wood scraps and tarp. Diana has been working hard in order to give her children the best possible situation, she knows she can’t do it by herself but she has faith in God.

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Next Step Advisor - Avila Lopez Family

Build Dates: November 10th-11th

Family Information:

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Mother- Lilian

  • Age: 44

  • Profession: Housemaid

  • Weekly Salary: $50

    Padre- Francisco

  • Age: 49

  • Profession: Field worker

  • Weekly Salary: $60

Children-

  • Keyla, 9 y/o

  • Yesenia, 13 y/o


Property Information:

Colonia- Las Flores
Time with property- 1 yr +
 

Family Story:

Francisco is 49 years old and is from Durango. Lilian is 44 years old and is from Acapulco. They have two children. Keyla is 9 years old and is in 4th grade. Yesenia is 13 years old and is in 8th grade.

Francisco and Lilian have been together for over 30 years. They have been together since 8th grade. Francisco works in the fields picking vegetables and Lilian works cleaning houses. Francisco and Lilian have been working hard together to give their kids the best life they can. For many years they were moving from one house to another; occasionally living with one of their parents, sometimes they saved up some money and rented their own apartment. Finally, some time ago they were able to buy a land in payments. The property cost was $8,000 dlls and they have paid $3,000 already. Their monthly payment is $133 dlls.

They have been living in their property for 18 months now. They have built a couple rooms with wood scraps, plastic and tarps. They have electricity but no running water or plumbing. They are dreaming of getting a HOH house to give their children a safe, dry and warm place to live and grow. They know they don’t have the resources to do it alone, but they have faith that God will help them.

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Coastal Christian - Mendez Lopez Family

Build Dates: November 9th-10th

Family Information:

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Mother- Isela

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Sells donuts

  • Weekly Salary: $77

Children-

  • Brianna, 6 y/o

  • Mateo, 2 y/o


Property Information:

Colonia- Todos Santos
Time with property- 2 yr +
 

Family Story:

Isela is 29 years old and is from Chiapas.  She has two children Brianna who is 6 years old and in Elementary school; and Mateo, who is 2 years old.

Isela came with Brianna to Ensenada looking for opportunities. The life in Chiapas was too hard and the job opportunities were minimal for her. She left her family and her first husband there as he was cheating on her. In Ensenada she has some relatives and they invite her to come here because there were more opportunities. Here she met Mateo’s father, they started a relationship and together they bought a property. Sadly, he started drinking and drugs and decided to abandon them. Now Isela is working hard to support her two children, she makes donuts and sells them on the streets. She makes around $1,400 pesos per week (About $77 dlls.).

Isela is still paying for her property, she owes around $70,000 pesos (About 4,000 Dlls.). She lives in a trailer with her two kids. They don’t have running water, electricity or plumbing.

They have been living in their property for two years.

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Living Words - Chavez Arceño Family

Build Dates: November 2nd-3rd

Family Information:

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Mother- Angeles

  • Age: 28

  • Profession: Factory

  • Weekly Salary: $55

Children-

  • Christopher, 9 y/o , 3rd grade


Property Information:

Colonia- Las Flores
Time with property-  2 yr +
 

Family Story:

Ángeles is 28 years old, she is from Sinaloa. She is a single mom with one kid. Christopher is 9 years old and in 3rd grade in elementary school.

Ángeles has been a single mom for 8 years. The father of her son was a drug addict who refused to work or support his family. In the time they lived together they used to be in her mother in law house. Because her husband refused to work her mother in law was the one working and sustaining the family. Ángeles decided she didn’t want that kind of live and left her husband and went back to live with her mom. While living with her mom, she encouraged Ángeles to find a property and buy it with a credit.

Some time later she met another man who help her to build a small room in the property she bought. They started a relationship, but it didn’t work because he was very jealous and violent.

Ángeles now lives in her property, in a small room made with wood scraps in bad shape and with pieces of wood and tarp as a roof. Recently the house just behind hers caught on fire and the fire spread to her house doing some damage to the already beat-up house. The grandmother of her son, his ex-husband mom is living with them too. They are working hard together to raise Christopher.

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Sparks - Casillas Segura Family

Build Dates: October 27th-28th

Family Information:

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Mother- Adriana

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Second hand store

  • Weekly Salary: $35

    Padre- Guillermo

  • Age: 50

  • Profession: Builder

  • Weekly Salary: $70

Children-

  • Reyna, 14 yrs, 10th Grade

  • Alan, 6 yrs, 1st Grade


Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 8 months
 

Family Story:

Gillermo is 50 years old and is from Jalisco. Adriana is 29 years old and is from México city. They have two kids. Alan who is 6 years old and is in 1st grade of elementary school and Reyna, who is 14 years old and in 3rd grade of middle school. Adriana is pregnant right now.

Guillermo and Adriana met in Ensenada when Adriana separated from the father of her two kids who has problems with drugs and used to hit her. Guillermo offered her to live with him and that he will support her. At the beginning Reyna was coming and going between her mom and dad house but at the end she decided to not keep going with her father.

At the beginning they were renting but lather they decided to stop paying rent and buy a property. They are paying for their property $1,000 pesos per month. They build a small room with pieces of wood and tarp as roof.

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Walk the Talk- Gonzalez Ramos Family

Build Dates: October 24th-25th

Family Information:

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Mother- Olga

  • Age: 25

  • Profession: Taco stand

  • Weekly Salary: $40

    Padre

  • Andrea, 6 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Diego, 4 yrs

Children-

  • Bryan, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

  • Zoe, 5 yrs, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- Durango
Time with property- 4 yr +
 

Family Story:

Sergio is 25 years old and Olga is 25 too. They come from Puebla, a city in central México. They have 2 children. Diego is 4 years old and his sister Andrea is 6 years old and is in Kinder Garden.

Sergio and Olga met in Ensenada working in a taco stand. They were dating for 4 months and then they discovered they were pregnant. After the discovery they decided to start living together.

They were renting in different locations for some time but when they were to have their second child, they decided it was time to stop paying rent and get their own property. They bought a land with a credit, its total cost is $7,500 Dlls. And they pay $1,625 pesos per month (around 100 Dlls.).

Olga works in a taco stand as waitress from 7am to 4 pm and Sergio works in another taco stand from 7 am to 5:30 pm. They both work from Tuesday to Sunday. Together they earn around $5,600 pesos per month (around 300 dlls).

They hired a woman to take care of their kids in the week. She feeds them, clean them and took Andrea to the school and pick her up later.

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Black Rock - Rodriguez Hernandez Family

Build Dates: October 23th-24th

Family Information:

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Mother- Paz

  • Age: 47

  • Profession: Sells tamales

  • Weekly Salary: $15

    Padre- Armando

  • Age: 42

  • Profession: Works in a factory

  • Weekly Salary: $43

Children-

  • Jose, 22 yrs, 12th Grade

  • Elizabeth, 14 yrs, 8th Grade

  • Noemi, 4 yrs, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- San Jose
Time with property- 11 months
 

Family Story:

Armando is 42 years old and Paz is 47, they are from Veracruz. They have 3 children. Noemi is 4 years old and is in 2nd grade in Kindergarten. Elizabeth is 14 years old and in 2nd grade in middle school. The older is José with 22 years old and is working and studying 3rd year of high school.

Armando and Paz met in Veracruz, she used to have a small vegetables store and she met him there. Armando had 2 children from a previous marriage, but his marriage ended because his problems with money and alcohol. They decided to start a relationship and live together. Paz welcomed Him with his two kids José and Elizabeth and Armando stopped drinking. José helps in the house as he studies and works.

Their family bought a property with a credit and with another credit they build a small room with wood, tarp and metal. Armando and Paz had a daughter, Noemi, who has down syndrome and needs an open-hearth surgery to help her hearth to pump the blood correctly. She will be starting to go to a special kid’s school next years.

They want a home of hope home to provide their kids with a safe, dry and secure place. They know they don’t have the resources to do it themselves, but they believe that God can do anything possible.

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Mt. Soledad- Perez Gutierrez

Build Dates: October 20th-21th

Family Information:

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Mother- Gloria

  • Age: 32

  • Profession: Restaurant

  • Weekly Salary: $56

Children-

  • Javier, 13 yrs, 8th Grade

  • Josue, 10 yrs, 5th Grade

  • Perla, 9 yrs, 4th Grade


Property Information:

Colonia- Maneaero
Time with property- 11 months
 

Family Story:

Gloria is 32 years old. She was born in Guanajuato but has been living in Ensenada since she was a Kid. She has 3 kids. Javier is 13 years old and is in 2nd grade in middle school. Josué is 10 years old and is in 5th grade in Elementary school. Perla is the youngest, she is 9 years old and is in 4th grade in elementary school.

 Gloria has had a difficult life. She met the father of her children when she was 14 years old. They started a relationship and 3 years later they decided to live together. At the begging things were ok. They were having a good relationship, but his parent had control over everything and her husband said that they were to be obeyed in everything.

 When the kids started to arrive, he changed. He started to go out with other women and became more and more hostile to her until he started to abuse her. His parents discover the situation and immediately order him to stop abusing her but started to openly reject her.

 After many years he finally kicker her out of the house. Her dad has two properties that he bought, and he gave one to her daughter.

 Since then she has been working really hard to give her children their best. She wants a home a hope home to give their children a safe, dry and warm home when they can forget the past and move into a better future.

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Bethel Chruch- Navarrete Mendoza

Build Dates: October 16th-17th

Family Information:

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Mother- Ana Laura

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Factory Worker

  • Weekly Salary: $61

Children-

  • Bryan, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

  • Zoe, 5 yrs, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- Todos Santos
Time with property- 1 yr +
 

Family Story:

Ana Laura is a single mom, she is 27 years old and is from Michoacán. She has two kids. Zoe is 5 years old and is in 3rd grade in kindergarten. Bryan is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade in elementary school. Ana Laura has been working hard for her kids in the last two years. She works in a factory earning 1,100 pesos (Around $60 Dlls.) per week. For a time, she lived with her mom but his brother with his wife and kids also lives there. The house is too small for all of them so after saving some money she bought a property with a credit. She built a small room with pieces of wood and tarp. She is doing monthly payments of $1,000 per month. Both kids go to school which increases the living cost for her. She has to pay nursery for one of them and the other one can go to her factory nursery. Ana Laura knows she doesn’t have the resources to give her children a better place to live. She is coming to ask for a HOH house because she wants to give her children a safe, warm, dry and healthy place to live. A place where their kids can feel comfortable and call it home.


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Lake Community- Moreno Gonzalez Family

Build Dates: October 15th-17th

Family Information:

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Mother- Rubi

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Sells Tamales

  • Weekly Salary: $40 approx.

Children-

  • Ruben, 9 yrs, 4th Grade

  • Esmeralda, 7 yrs, 2nd Grade

  • Abigail, 4 yrs, Kindergarten

  • A friend and her 12 yr old son live with them

Property Information:

Colonia- Vista al Sol (89)
Time with property- 10 months
Electricity- Shared with Neighbor
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood, Scrap Materials, Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Rubí is 29 years old and is from Quintana Roo, close to the border with Guatemala. She is a single mom with 3 children. Abigail is the younger with 4 years old, she is in 1st grade in kindergarten. Next is Esmeralda who is 7 years old and is in 2nd year in elementary school. The older is Rubén, who is 9 years old and is in 4th grade in elementary school. Rubí’s life has been hard. She used to live with her husband, but he was abusive and cheated on her. Two years ago, her husband kicked her out of the house and she had to leave her children with him for a couple months to find a place to live. At the beginning she was living with a friend but after saving some money she bought a property with a credit and moved there. She then went back to her husband house to recover her children. Rubí works selling tamales, she earns around $2,800 pesos per month (Around $150 Dlls.). Her husband does not give her any kind of support for her children. Anther woman and her 12 yr old son live with Rubí and together they take care of all the kids. When Rubí works her friend takes care of the kids, and when she works,Rubi take care of them. Recently her husband has sued her in order to obtain the rights on the kids saying she is no conditions to take care of them or provides them with an adequate home. Rubí dreams with having a Homes of hope house for her kids. A place where they can be safe, dry and warm. A house would also give her a lot of security to not lose custody of her children.

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Horizon's- Ramirez Florentino Family

Build Dates: October 12th-13th

Family Information:

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Father- Andres

  • Age: 30

  • Profession: Lives/Works in USA

  • Weekly Salary: Sends about $110 every 3 weeks

Mother- Sidonia

  • Age: 28

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Florencia, 11 yrs, 5th Grade

  • Edgar, 10 yrs, 2nd Grade

  • Abigail, 9 yrs, 2nd Grade

  • Ismael, 7 yrs, Just Starting School

  • Nancy, 5 yrs, Not in School

  • Benjamin, 4 yrs, Not in School

Property Information:

Colonia- Santa Cuquila
Time with property- 6 months
 

Family Story:

Andrés is 30 years old and Sidonia is 28, they are from Oaxaca one of the poorest states in México. They have 6 children. Benjamin is 4 years old and is the younger boy. Nancy is 5 years old and is the younger daughter. Ismael is 7 years old. Abigail is 9 years old and is in 2nd grade in elementary school. Edgar is the older son and is 10 years old, he is in 2nd grade in elementary school and Florencia is the oldest of all, she is 11 years old and is in 5th grade in elementary school. Andrés and Sidonia came to Ensenada looking for opportunities to have a better life. Life in Oaxaca is hard and there is not a lot of work. Things in Ensenada were better than in Oaxaca but it was still hard for them so two years ago Andrés went to the States to work in the fields. He sends $2,000 pesos (around $110 dlls.) every two weeks to Sidonia. They bought a property that cost $50,000 pesos (Around 2,800 dlls.) and is now all paid. With the help of Andrés brother, they built a small room with wood and tarp. Sidonia stays at home taking care of her children and Andrés wants to come back to Ensenada soon as he misses his family a lot. They want a homes of hope house as the little room they have is not enough for all of them. They also wish to give their children a better future in a safer, more comfortable place that they can truly call their home.

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Evergreen Red- Cruz Julian Family

Build Dates: October 11th-12th

Family Information:

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Father- IVAN

  • Age: 22

  • Profession: Laborer

  • Weekly Salary: $78

Mother- EUNICE

  • Age: 21

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Samanta, 8 months

Property Information:

Colonia- LOS GIRASOLES
Time with property- 14 months
Electricity- YES
Running Water- No
Structure- Trailer
 

Family Story:

Eunice came from Oaxaca 3 years ago with her family. They worked in the fields for about 6 months and then she left that job and started working at a supermarket. In this new job was where she met Ivan. They went out for some months and then moved into Eunice’s parents’ house. After a while they moved out of the house because they were too many and they started renting a place. Eunice got pregnant and had to stop working because her pregnancy was at risk. They now live in a borrowed trailer with their 8-month old baby.

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