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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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True U (Red Team) - Chavez Isodoro Family

BUILD DATES: December 9-10, 2017

 

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Teofilo

  • Age: 33 years old
  • Profession: Taco Stand
  • Weekly Salary: $53 USD

MOTHER - Cristina

  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Profession: Taco Stand
  • Weekly Salary: - $47 USD

CHILDREN

  • Angel Isaac - 1 Year, 10 Months Old

 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Sexto Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - N/A
ELECTRICITY - N/A
RUNNING WATER - N/A
STRUCTURE - They rent a house behind their property.
 

FAMILY STORY:

The Chavez Isodoro Family

 

Teofilo is 33 years old and is from Puebla in the center of México. Cristina is 29 and she is from Ensenada. They have one child, Angel Isaac, who is one year old.

 

Cristina and Teofilo met in Rosarito, where Teofilo worked in a Taco stand and Cristina used to go to Rosarito often. They started a relationship and later got married.

 

Their son, Angel Isaac was born without his right ear, and he has to go to the doctor every 3 or 4 months to be evaluated to make sure that it is growing correctly. The doctors have told them that he can have corrective surgery to reconstruct his ear, but they still don’t know how much it will cost. They know that it’s probably going to be expensive, but they have to wait until Angel is 8 or 9 years old for him to be able to receive it.

 

Teofilo and Cristina have a property right behind the place they rent, but because of the expenses they have with Angel’s medical situation they have been unable to build a room or a place on it. To have their own home would mean a lot for the. On one hand they would be able to save the money they are using on the house they are renting, and on the other hand they would have their own place, a house that they can call their home and where they can raise a family.

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Defender Direct Green Team - Lopez Serrato

BUILD DATES: 24 & 25 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Oscar

  • Age: 36
  • Profession: sells food 
  • Weekly Salary: 2500 pesos 

MOTHER- Abilene

  • Age: 29 
  • Profession: sells food 
  • Weekly Salary: (same income)

CHILDREN-

  • Oscar, 12 years old, 7th grade.
  • Emiliano, 10 years old, 5th grade.
  • Fernanda, 4 years old, 3 Kinder garden.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- San Rafael
TIME WITH PROPERTY- 6 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- small room made of wood and dirt floor. 
 

FAMILY STORY:

Oscar is 36 years old and Abilene is 29. They are from Ensenada and have 3 children. Fernanda who is 4 years old and is in 3rd grade of kinder garden. Emiliano who is 10 years old and is in 5th grade of elementary school and Oscar, who is 12 years old and is in 1st grade of middle school.

Oscar and Abilene met in San Vicente. Abilene was studying, and every day walked in front of Oscar work, with time they met and started to talk and later they started a relationship and decided to live together. Oscar got another job in a ranch and for a year they were living there. After that they were changing locations, they lived with her mom for a time and invaded and empty property for a time. When they had problems with the owner moved with Adilene’s father and decided to look for a property and bought it with a credit. They have been living in it for six months now.

They built a small room on their property with wood and tarp, they don´t have a concrete floor and they don’t have a bathroom either. Oscar and Abilene work doing and selling churros. Earning around $500 pesos per day (Around 30 dlls).

Oscar is sick, he has Hepatitis C. His children don’t know about it because Oscar and Abilene don’t want to worry them. All of them are studying and they believe that if they know it could affect their performance in the school. Oscar, the older son, is a really good student with really good grades and their parent don’t want to do anything that could affect his performance.

Oscar and Abilene want a homes of hope house to give their children a better, safer place where to live. They know they don’t have the resource to do it by themselves, but they believe God can provide for their needs.

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Defender Direct Red Team - Tetlale Lujan Family

BUILD DATES: 24 & 25 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Julio

  • Age: 42
  • Profession: works in the field
  • Weekly Salary: 800 pesos

MOTHER- Josefina 

  • Age: 41 
  • Profession: works in the field
  • Weekly Salary: 800 pesos

 

CHILDREN-

  • Anayeli, 16 years old 
  • Maricel, 13 years old.
  • Yessenia, 12 years old.
  • (none of them goes to school) 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Nueva España
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  1 year and 8 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Room made of wood and dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Julio is 42 years old and Josefina is 41, they are from Guerrero a state in center Mexico. They have been married for over 24 years. They have six children but three of them are already married and having their own families and only the three younger still live with them. Anayeli is older of the younger she is 16 years old, Maricela is 13 years old and Yessenia is 12 years old.

The family has been living in Ensenada for 10 years already, the work situation in Guerrero was too hard and they came looking for better opportunities and a better life. None of the daughters has been able to go to school at all, most of the time they were living too far away from any school and they didn’t have the money to pay for transportation. Julio and Josefina have work most of her lives in the fields with earning around $800 pesos each per week (around 50 dlls. each).

Two years ago, with a lot of hard work they were able to save enough money to give the first payment of a piece of land. They moved in and built a small room with wood walls and galvanized steel sheets for roof. The room is very small and all of them live in it, they also don’t have any of the basic services as running water or electricity.

The family has never had a piece of land before or a proper house, their dream is to finally have a place they can consider a real home, a place where they can finally stay and rise their children.

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CrossSound Blue Team - Julian Julian Family

BUILD DATES: 20, 21 & 22 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Florencio

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: works at a packing factory
  • Weekly Salary: 1,342 pesos

MOTHER- Martha

  • Age: 20
  • Profession: - 
  • Weekly Salary: -

 

 

CHILDREN-

  • Evelyn, 2 years old.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  2 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small room made of wood.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Florencio is 21 years old and Martha is 20 years old, both come from Oaxaca. They have a daughter Evelyn Grisel who is 2 years old.

Florencio and Martha decided to leave their city and families to look for better opportunities in Ensenada. In their home city the work situation is really bad and they have almost no way to get a better life.

When they arrived to Ensenada they were renting an apartment for some time, but with a lot of hard work they were able to save enough money to give the first payment of a property. They built a small room with wood scraps, cardboard and tarp there and moved in to stop paying rent.

Florencio works in data capture in a vegetables company earning around $1,300 pesos per week (Around 74 dlls), which many times is not enough for the property payments plus the family needs. The property has no service, including water and electricity which means they pay extra to obtain them. Martha is not working right now as she decided to take care of her daughter and home.

Even with all the hardships they had face, they have been able to move on and they work hard every day on order to give their daughter the best they can. They hope that someday they can have a real home, a place where they can feel safe, where they can be rise her daughter and a place that make them feel like working hard really show results.

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CrossSound Red Team - Vazquez Lopez Family

BUILD DATES: 20, 21 & 22 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Adan

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: Packing vegetable
  • Weekly Salary: 1500 pesos

MOTHER- Ana Elena

  • Age: 15
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

Luna, 6 months old.

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Girasoles
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  4 months
ELECTRICITY- yes  
RUNNING WATER- yes
STRUCTURE-  Room made of wood, plastic roof and dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

The Vazquez Lopez family is a young one, Adan is the father and, he is 21 years old and comes from the city of Oaxaca, in the state with the same name in center México. Ana Elena is 15 years old and she is from Ensenada. They have a daughter Luna Damari who is 6 months old.

Adrian and Elena met in Ensenada and they decided to live together. At the beginning they lived with Adan’s mom but 4 months ago they moved to their own property.

Adán works packing vegetables and earns $1,500 per week (Around 85 dlls.) and he is paying $2,000 pesos per month for their property. A friend sold him the property and he is still paying it.

They live in a small room made of wood scraps and tarp. With the money that Adán earns they are not in position to build a home. They desire to have a proper home, a safe place where they can live, start their story together as a family and raise their daughter.

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Next Step Blue Team - Serrato Ortiz Family

BUILD DATES: 11 & 12 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Cristo Ignacio

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: sells food
  • Weekly Salary: 1500

MOTHER- Cintia

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary:-

CHILDREN-

  • Dominic, 2 years old.
  • Marelin, 4 months old.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- San Rafael
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  9 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- small room made of wood and dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Cristo Ignacio is 21 years old and Cintia is 23. They are from Michoacán. They have two children Marcela Guadalupe who is 4 years old and Dominic Ignacio with 2 years old. They met in Michoacán and for a time where living there. Looking for a better job and for better opportunities of life they moved to Ensenada.

They live in a property that they bought in payments, with a lot of hard work they moved in and built a room from wood scraps and tarp. The room is in bad shape and can’t properly protect them either from rain or cold. 

Their baby, Dominic, has some health issues; when Cintia was going to give birth she had some complications, the baby almost died and he drank the amniotic fluid when he was about to born damaging his left eye in the process.

Ignacio and Cintia work selling churros on the street earning only $1,000 pesos per week (Around 57 dlls), this make their situation even harder as it is not enough for their property payments, their children needs and their needs.

They wish to receive a home of hope to have a home, a safe place where they can live and offer a better future for their children.

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Next Step Red Team - Reyna Rodriguez

BUILD DATES: 11 & 12 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

 

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MOTHER- Maria Felix

  • Age: 41
  • Profession: Works in a factory
  • Weekly Salary: 1500 pesos

CHILDREN-

  • Widiana, 14 years old, 8th grade.
  • Gabriela, 11 years old, 6th grade.
  • Briana, 9 years old, 4th grade.
  • Nayeli, 5 years old, Preschool
  • Ximena, 14 months old. 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Colonia 89
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  4 months
ELECTRICITY-yes
RUNNING WATER- yes
STRUCTURE- Room made of pieces of wood.
 

FAMILY STORY:

María Felix is a single mom, she is 41 years old and is from Guerrero, a state in center México. She has 5 children; Widiana who is 14 years old and is in 2nd grade in middle school, Gabriela who is 11 years old and is in 6th grade in elementary school, Briana who is 9 years old and is in 4th grade of elementary school, Nayeli who is 5 years old and is in 3rd grade of kinder garden and Ximena who is 1 year old.

María moved from Guerrero to Ensenada 5 years ago because she had problems with the father of her first 3 children. Here in Ensenada she met the father of her two younger children but they separated two years ago.

She bought a piece of land 3 years ago with a credit. She works in an ice cream factory earning $1,500 pesos per week (Around $85 dlls.). She built a small room with scraps and wood, is a very small room and all of them sleep there.

María desire a place she and her children can call home, a safe place where they can grow and be happy together.

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Rossdown Team - Soto Reyes Team

BUILD DATES: 11 & 12 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Jesus

  • Age: 41 
  • Profession: Musician
  • Weekly Salary: 600-800 pesos.

MOTHER- Christina

  • Age: 34
  • Profession:  -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Dulce, 10 years old, 5th grade.
  • Jose ( their nephew 15 years old, his parents live in Mexico D.F.) 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Salitral
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  3 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER - no
STRUCTURE- room made of pieces of wood and dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Jesus is from Mexico City and he is 40 years old, Christina is from Veracruz and she is 34 years old. They have one daughter, Dulce who is 10 years old and is in her 5th grade of elementary school. Their nephew, José Jahir who is 15 years old is also living with them right now. Christina’s mom, her three brothers, a brother in law and his 3 children also live in their property in a tent,

Jesus and Christina have had a difficult time together. They met in DF 11 years ago, they became boyfriends sometime after and 3 months later they started to live together. When Christina got pregnant and Jesus left her to go to work in Idaho. He worked in the states for three years (the last two years Christina had almost no contact with him) but when the recession started it became harder for him to find a job. Feeling bad for have abandoned his family he came back to México and find them. Because DF was in a bad situation because of narcotrafic they moved to Ensenada. Jesus was an alcoholic and he often abused his family, one year ago they were looking for a change in their lives and that was when a pastor got close to them when they were playing in the streets. He presented the gospel to them and they accepted Jesus. They have been in a process of change since that.

They work as street musicians earning around 800 pesos per week (around 45 dlls), at the beginning their daughter had to come to work with them after school because they didn’t know anyone who can helped them taking here of her. With a lot of hard work, they were able to find a property and bought it. They make monthly payments for it. They built a room with wood and tarp.

They want a homes of hope house to provide for her daughter and nephew a safe, dry and warm place were to live, a place where they can live together as a family and left in the past all the hardships they have endure and start a better future.

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Verve Team - Vazquez Salazar Family

BUILD DATES: 10 & 11 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Angel

  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Taxi driver
  • Weekly Salary: 2000 pesos 

MOTHER- Karla

  • Age: 21
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Renata, 2 years old. 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- San Rafael
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  3 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small room made of wood and dirt floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Angel is 25 years old, works as a taxi driver and is from Sonora. Karla is 21 and she is from Ensenada. They have one daughter Renata Abigail who is 2 years old.

Karla and Angel have been together for 5 years, this time together hasn’t been easy, they struggled to find a place where they could live permanently. At the beginning they just to rent, but the rents were hard for them and they constantly were moving from one place to another.

3 months ago, they were able to save enough money for the first payment of a small property. They built a small room with wood scraps and tarp. The place is not safe, it is enough to protect them from the sun or the wind but the temperatures can either rise or drop a lot. They specially struggle with rain even so they prefer to live there in order to save the money of the rent and use it to pay for the property.

Angel works as a taxi driver with a weekly salary around $2,000 pesos per week (Around 115 dlls.), but his salary is never sure, sometimes he can earn a lot more or a lot less. Karla mostly stays home with her daughter but she does work when she is able to find small temporary jobs, when this happens her sister take cares of Renata.

They believe that with faith and hard work, one day they will be able to have a proper house. A safe place for her daughter where they can raise her and a place they can call home.

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Mercy Road Team - Sosa Ramirez Family

BUILD DATES: 4 & 5 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Carlos

  • Age: 29
  • Profession: sells vegetables
  • Weekly Salary: 900 pesos

MOTHER- Angelina

  • Age: 28 
  • Profession: Packing vegetables 
  • Weekly Salary: 1330 pesos

CHILDREN-

  • Osvaldo, 7 years old, 2nd grade.
  • Carlos, 6 years old, 1st grade.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  18 months
ELECTRICITY- yes
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- small room made of wood and dirt floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Carlos is 29 years old and is from Oaxaca. Angelica is 28 years old and is from also from Oaxaca. They had two children Carlos who is 6 years old and is in 1st grade in elementary school and Osvaldo who is 7 years old and is in 2nd grade in elementary school.

Carlos and Angelica met in Ensenada. They have a small family and have been working hard to provide for all their needs. In September of this year they were able to buy the land where they have been living for 18 months. In that land they built a small room of wood scraps and cardboard. They don’t have the resources to build a more appropriate room, Carlos works selling vegetables and Angelica works packing vegetables. Together they earn around $ 2,000 pesos (Around $120 dlls) which is barely enough for the family needs.

They came asking for help to obtain a Homes of Hope house in order to provide their kids with a safe place to grow, to make memories together and that they can call home.

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Seattle B. Team - Espinoza Urbina

BUILD DATES: 2 & 3 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Victor 

  • Age: 35
  • Profession: sells chips 
  • Weekly Salary:  1200 pesos

MOTHER- Jaqueline

  • Age: 17
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Jennifer, 11 months 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  2 years
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- yes
STRUCTURE-small room made of wood & dirt floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Victor and Jaqueline are from Guymas, but they met each other here in Ensenada. Victor is 35 and Jaqueline is 17. They have been together for 2 years and they have a daughter, Jenifer who is 11 months old.

They met when Jaqueline was having a hard time, she didn’t have money or a job and she used to have a property that she just had lost. Victor was selling chips on the streets in a small car and Jaqueline approach him to see if he would give her a free bag. Jaqueline explained to him her situation and Victor offered her a job helping him making and selling chips. They worked together for a time and started dating, Jaqueline never told Victor her real age. Time later Jaqueline got pregnant and Jaqueline moms went to talk to Victor and explain the whole situations and asked him to be responsible for the baby. Victor had already a property with a small room where he was living and Jaqueline moved in with him.

The room is very small, is made entirely of wood and a good portion of it is full with the equipment to make the chips they sell. They do and sell around 40 chips bags per day earning around $200 pesos per day, six days a week, for a total of around $1,200 pesos per week (Around 70 dlls.). The house doesn’t have electricity but it does have running water.

They want a Homes of Hope house to give her daughter a better place to live, this home represents for them a fresh start, a hope that everything is going to be fine and that they can overcome everything as a family.

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Defender Direct Blue Team - Lopez Medoza Family

BUILD DATES: 24 & 25 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Domingo

  • Age: 50
  • Profession: works in the field
  • Weekly Salary: 900 pesos

MOTHER- Juana 

  • Age: 37 
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Ana, 17 years old, (she works)
  • Ernesto, 15 years old ( he works)
  • Aurelio, 7 years old, 2nd grade.
  • Miguel, 2 years.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  7 months
ELECTRICITY-no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- small trailer
 

FAMILY STORY:

The Lopez Mendoza family is a big one, Domingo is the father and he is 50 years old. His wife Juana is 37 and both come from the city of Oaxaca, in the state of the same name in center México. They have 4 children: Miguel Angel is the younger with 2 years old, next is Aurelio with 7 years old, followed by Ernesto who is 15 years old and finally they have Ana who is 17 years old. Only Aurelio goes to school, he is 2th grade of elementary school. Ana, the older daughter, is already living together with her boyfriend, but because they don’t have a place to live they live with her parents.

The family lives in a small trailer which is insufficient for the 7 members of the family. Santiago is sick, he has gastritis and anemia. He constantly suffers from intense pain in his stomach which render him incapable of working. His wife Juana stays home taking care of her and the family. The only incomes they have come from Ana and Ernesto, the two older sons who work on the fields from Monday to Saturday. The money they earn is insufficient for the all their needs.

The trailer where they live is too small for them, it’s also not appropriate for the weather that can go from cold and wet to really hot and dry in the same day. They wish to have a real home where they can feel free and safe.

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Walk The Talk Team - Piña Viera Family

BUILD DATES: 3, 4 & 5 November 

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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MOTHER-  Adela

  • Age: 22

  • Profession: Factory
  • Weekly Salary: 900 pesos

CHILDREN-

  • Aleidis, 2 years old
  • Rogelio (brother) 
  • Luisa ( Sister) 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Cañon Buena Vista
TIME WITH PROPERTY- 7 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small room made of wood. 
 

FAMILY STORY:

Adela is from Oaxaca and is 22 years old. She is a single mom with one daughter, Aleidis who is 2 years old.

Adela separated from her husband because he has problems with alcohol. When they separated Adela decided to start looking for a place to live. She used to live in her sister house but later she decided that she needed her own place for her and her daughter.

With a lot of hard work 7 months ago she was able to purchase a property in payments. Her brother helped her to buy a little wood room where she and her daughter live.

Adela works in a factory from Monday to Saturday and earns 900 pesos per week (Around 50 dlls). She let her daughter with a woman to take care of her and she pays this woman $200 per week for babysitting Aleidis. She doesn’t receive any child support from her ex-husband.

Adela really wants a home of hope to be able to give her daughter a better life, a safe place where to live and to have a place they can call their home.

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Grace Spirit Team - Espinoza Dawies Family

BUILD DATES: 14 &15 October 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

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FATHER- Manuel

  • Age: 22 
  • Profession: welder
  • Weekly Salary: 1200 pesos 

MOTHER- Magdalena

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Israel, 9 years old, 4th grade
  • Anton, 2 years old. 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA-Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  14 months
ELECTRICITY- yes
RUNNING WATER- yes
STRUCTURE- they live in a small trailer.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Manuel and Magdalena met each other when they were in 4 grade in elementary school. They found together again in middle school. They became boyfriends there but it only lasted one day because Magdalena moved to the States the next day. She came back some time later and they become boyfriends again, later they got engaged.

At the beginning they lived together with Magdalena’s mom, but they didn’t live there for too long.

They have 2 kids, Anton is their son and is 2 years old. Israel, the second kid, is Manuel nephew but her mom has a problem with drugs so they decided to take him in and take care of him.

They purchase a property some time ago. The land is on Manuel’s name and they pay $1,500 pesos each week. Manuel is a smith, so he doesn’t have a fixed weekly salary and Magdalena stays home taking care of the children

Right now, they live in a trailer they were able to get.

They want a home of hope house because they want a bigger place where they can take care of both kids, a place they can feel like a real home and were they can rise them together.

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Walk The Talk Team - Lugo Garcia Family

BUILD DATES: 26 & 27 October 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

 

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MOTHER- Maura

  • Age: 57 
  • Profession: sells second hand clothes.
  • Weekly Salary: 500 pesos

 

 

 

CHILDREN-

  • Paulina Palacios, Maura's daugther (below Paulina's daughters) 
  • Betzy, 11 years old, 6th grade.
  • Leslie, 10 years old, 5th grade.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Zorrillo
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  1 month
ELECTRICITY-no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE--
 

FAMILY STORY:

Maura is from Veracruz, she is 57 years old and is a widow. She has a son who is a taxi driver in Veracruz, a daughter, Paulina who lives with her, and two grand daughters, Betsy who is 12 years old and is in 6° grade of elementary school and Leslie who is 11 years old and is in 5° grade of elementary school. She is from Veracruz where she met her husband, they got married, had their two children and had a life together. In 2004 looking for a better life they decided to move to Ensenada. In 2010 Maura's husband died of cirrhosis. Paulina is a single mom, she lived in Mexico City for a time but she had problems with her family and decided to move to Ensenada with her parents. Now both work hard to support Laura's grand daughters. Maura work selling cloth in a second hand store (a "Segunda") and candies, and Paulina works in a lamp factory. It's their desire to receive a Homes of Hope house where they can be safe and where their kids can grow and be happy in a place they can really call home

 

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Sparks Team - Cervantes Urias Family

BUILD DATES: 28 & 29 October 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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MOTHER- Ana Luisa

  • Age: 27
  • Profession: WOrks in the fields 
  • Weekly Salary: 1200 Pesos

CHILDREN-

  • Ashley, 2 years old.

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- San Marcos
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  10 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small room made of wood.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Ana Luisa is a widow, she came with her husband at the beginning of this year to apply for a HOH house but on April 30 her husband suddenly died of a heart attack. The autopsy revealed that the hearth attack was the result of excessive work for a long period of time.

This was a really hard and painful situation for Ana Luisa, they were married only for 3 years they had many dreams and goals they wanted to fulfill as a couple. Luisa has a daughter, Ashley who is 3 years old. Ashley is the reason why Ana Luisa has been working so hard this year but it has not been an easy situation, she has to work a lot in order to be able to bring food to her house, buy Ashley cloth and other needs and also being a mom, all at the same time that she is dealing with her pain and loneliness.

They live in a small room made from wood scraps, plastics and tarp. It’s an unsafe and cold place for two women. Their desire is to have a safe and warm home to live and have a better future, where they can overcome the sadness of their past. Ana Luisa has been praying for a home, and she has faith that someday she will live on it.

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Mt. Soledad Team - Palos Farias Family

BUILD DATES: 20 & 21 Octubre 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

 

 

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MOTHER- Gabriela

  • Age: 30
  • Profession: clean houses
  • Weekly Salary: 750 Pesos

CHILDREN-

  • Teresa, 14 years old, Junior High
  • Octavio, 10 years old, 6th grade
  • Estrella, 2 years old.

 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA-  San Jose
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  3 months
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- one room made of wood & dirt floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Gabriela is from Colima, she has 3 children; Teresa who is 14 years old and is in her 3rd year of middle school, Octavio who is 10 and is in 6th grade in elementary school and Estrella who is 2.

When Gabriela was 1 year old her mom separated from her dad and decided to move to Ensenada. When she was 4 years old her mom died and her grandma took care of her.

Gabriela met the father of her children and one year later they decided to move together to start a life together. They separated three years ago a couple months before Estrella was born.

Gabriela works cleaning 2 houses on the week and on weekends she sells cloth in a second hand’s store (a “Segunda”) to support her family.

They live in a small wood room which is too small for all of them. Gabriela’s desire is to have a house where her children can be comfortable and safe and where they can have a better future together.

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Walk The Walk Team - Ventura Sanchez Family

BUILD DATES: 19 & 20 October 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Sebastian

  • Age: 23 
  • Profession: works in the fields
  • Weekly Salary: 1050 pesos 

MOTHER- Yesenia 

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Works in the fields
  • Weekly Salary: 1050 Pesos 

CHILDREN-

  • Dana, 6 years old, 1st grade.
  • Sebastian, 4 years old, preschool.
  • Yesica, 1 year old.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  2 years
ELECTRICITY-yes
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small Room made of pieces of wood. 
 

FAMILY STORY:

Sebastian is 23 years old and Yesenia is 20 years old. They are from Guerrero, a state in center México. They have 4 children; Dana Paola who is 6 years old and is 1 grade of elementary school, Sebastian who is 4 years old and is in his 2 grade of kinder garden and Yessica who is 1 year old.

They are a young couple who with few years of marriage have been working really hard for their 3 children sake. They have been in hard moments where they had to choose between getting something for them or for their children, they have always prioritized their children.

For a time, they rented an apartment, but it was a hard situation because they felt they were expending money in something that would never be theirs, so they decided to buy a property when Yessenia received some especial money from her work and so they could made the first payment. They are still making payments.

In their property, they built a small room of scrap wood and moved in. The wood is not in good condition, the place is not safe for their children and the room is very small. They have been living there for two years already.

Sebastian works picking up tomatoes and Yessenia works packing peppers and tomatoes. Each one of them earn $1050 pesos per week (Around $60 dlls.) They do not have the resources to build a better place.

Their desire as a family is to have a house where they can live without fear of something bad happening and to feel the excitement of having a place they can call their home.

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Evergreen Team - Gomez Espinoza Family

BUILD DATES: 12 & 13 October 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Francisco 

  • Age: 26
  • Profession: second hand store
  • Weekly Salary: 1400 pesos

MOTHER- Maricruz

  • Age: 22
  • Profession:  -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Jesus, 5 years old, 1st garde
  • Dominic, 18 months.
  • Pablo, 3 months 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Cañon Buenavista
TIME WITH PROPERTY- 8 months
ELECTRICITY- yes
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- small trailer. 
 

FAMILY STORY:

Francisco is 26 years old and Maricruz is 22. They are from Ensenada. They have 3 children; Jesús Javier who is 5 years old and is on first grade on elementary school, Dominic with 1 year and six months and Pablo who is 3 months.

Francisco and Maricruz met in a store, they started a relationship a little bit after and were boyfriends for around 5 months, then they decided to live together to start a life together. They lived for a time with Maricruz’ mom, renting a room. Later Francisco’s boss, his uncle, gave them the opportunity of buying one of his properties with accessible monthly payments for the couple. They have been living there for 8 months now, they have been making all their payments on time. They are currently living in a trailer house and they made a small room made of sheets of steel.

Francisco works in a second hand’s store (A “Segunda”) with a weekly salary of $1,400 pesos (Around $80 dlls) and has no possibilities to build a house right now. Maricruz’ desire is to have a house where they can be together and safe.

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