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Revolution Skate Ministry- Gonzalez Casas

Build Dates: September 29th & 30th

Family Information:

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Mother- Patricia

  • Age: 50

  • Profession: Sells Burritos

  • Weekly Salary: $66 approx.

Children-

  • Andrea, 10 yrs, 6th Grade


Property Information:

Colonia- Gomez Morin
Time with property- 7 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood and Scrap Materials
 

Family Story:

 Patricia is 50 years old, she is from Jalisco. She is a single mom with one daughter still under her charge. Andrea is 10 years old and is in 6th grade in elementary school. Patricia is from Jalisco but moved to Mexicali when she was young. She grew up and studied there. She moved with her family to San José, California and lived there for some years. Her older daughter got sick over there and they had to move back to Ensenada. She had Andrea some time before moving back from San José, just a little before she divorced. She is now living in Ensenada. She works selling burritos earning around $1,200 pesos per week (Around $70 Dlls.). They live in a small wood room she made with some of the money she saved from the time she was living in san José. With the same money they were capable to completely pay for their property. Patricia doesn’t have anymore the resources to build a better home for her and her daughter, that’s why she is asking for a HOH house. She want to give her daughter a safe, dry and warm place to live.


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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 Blue- Navarrete Mendoza

Build Dates: October 11th-12th

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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Evergreen Red- Martinez Leon Family

Build Dates: October 11th-12th

Family Information:

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Father- Marco

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Laborer

  • Weekly Salary: $72

Mother- Nancy

  • Age: 26

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Cristian, 11 yrs, 6th Grade

  • Marco Antonio, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

  • Dylan, 5 yrs, Kindergarten

Property Information:

Colonia- Todos Santos
Time with property- 8 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Trailer
 

Family Story:

Marco is 27 years old and Nancy is 26, they are from Ensenada. They have 3 kids. Dylan is the younger, he is 5 years old and is in 3rd grade of kindergarten. Marco Antonio is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade of elementary school. Cristian is the older, he is 11 years old and is in 6th grade of elementary school. Nancy and Marco started their relationship very young when they were only 14 years old. Sometime after that she got pregnant and Marco asked her to live together. Because of their young age it was to hard for them to live by themselves, so they first lived with his sister for 5 months. After that they moved with his mother. Things were pretty rough for them, Marco was too young, and it was impossible for him to find a job that could pay for both of their needs. They were moving constantly from place to place, wherever someone will accept them for some time. In all that time they were saving money little by little to have the first payment to buy a property. With effort and hard work, they finally bought a small property and a small trailer to be able to live in their property. Marco works as a builder assistant earning 1,300 pesos (Around $70 Dlls) per week and do monthly payments for their property. Marco and Nancy have work really hard for their children, they know they don’t have the resources to give them all they would like. They want a homes of hope house to provide their children with a better place and a better mentality to grow.

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Defenders Blue - Ramirez Morales

Build Dates: September 21st & 22nd

Family Information:

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Father- Paulo 

  • Age: 30 
  • Profession: Field worker 
  • Weekly Salary: $65 approx. 

Mother- Reyna 

  • Age: 30 
  • Profession: N/A

 

 

Children-

  • Luz, 14 yrs old, 8th grade 
  • Daniel, 12 yrs old, 6th grade
  • Angel, 10 years old, 4th grade
  • Itzel, 3 years old
  • Pablo, 2 years 

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property-  10 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Small wooden room with a concrete floor.
 

Family Story:

Reyna and Paulo both were born in Oaxaca then their families moved to Ensenada due to lack of work when they were very young. It was here in Ensenada where they met and started their relationship when they were 16 years old. They moved into Paulo's parent's house and had their first child there. Eventually they had to move out because it was getting too crowded, so Paulo bought some land 10 years ago and they started living there. Due to their low income he hasn't been able to build a proper house for his family. Today they have five kids, three of which go to school, and the other two stay at home and are cared for by Reyna. 

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Defenders Red - Rendon Perez

Build Dates: September 21st & 22nd

Family Information:

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Father- Francisco  

  • Age: 42
  • Profession: N/A

Mother- Juana 

  • Age: 40 
  • Profession: Packaging
  • Weekly salary: $55 approx.

Children-

  • Francisco, 17 yrs old, Highschool 
  • Juan, 13 yrs old, Middle School
  • Anayeli, 12 years old, Middle School
  • Berenice, 10 years old, 5th grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property-  2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Small wooden room with a dirt floor.
 

Family Story:

Francisco and Juana are originally from Oaxaca, and both worked together on a ranch. They dated for three months before Francisco asked Juana's parents for her hand in marriage. They got married in Oaxaca and not too long after moved to Ensenada in search for work and began working in the fields. Through out the next years they had their four children, Francisco, Juana, Anayeli, y Berenice, which all attend school. They family has been able to pay off their property. Now Francisco and his family desire to have a home. 

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Defenders Green - Ramirez Galvez

Build Dates: September 21st & 22nd

Family Information:

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Father- Victor  

  • Age: 37
  • Profession: Packaging
  • Weekly salary: $77 approx.

Mother- Brianda 

  • Age: 27 
  • Profession: N/A

Children-

  • Leslie, 11 yrs old, 4th grade 
  • Alexander, 6 yrs old, 1st grade
  • Melani, 4 years old, Kindergarden
  • Karla, 2 years old
  • Dylan, 9 months

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property-  2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Small room made of scrap materials with a cement floor.
 

Family Story:

Victor and Brianda are both from Guerrero and moved to Ensenada 2 years ago for a better life. The Ramirez family is currently living at an aunt's house because of their lack of funds to be able to build a house. Victor's sister gave them a piece of land so that the kids would be able to have a safe home. With Victor's salary of about $77 a week, after taking care of the kids they don't have enough money left to build a house, and that is why they're asking for a Home of Hope. 

 

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Happy Homes Blue- Mercado Conde Family

Build Dates: September 8th & 9th 

Family Information:

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Father- Jose 

  • Age: 31 
  • Profession: Commercial 
  • Weekly Salary: $85 

Mother- Lorena 

  • Age: 33 
  • Profession: Homemaker 
  • Weekly Salary: N/A 

Children-

  • Angel, 3 yrs 
  • Lesly, 6 yrs, 1st Grade 
  • Kevin, 9 yrs, 4th Grade 

Property Information:

Colonia- Laurel
Time with property- 5 yrs  
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Lorena and Jose got married 10 years ago here in Ensenada. They now have three children and own a small piece of land. Five years ago Lorena worked and they had a little more money than they do now. Lorena had to quit working in order to care for their children and spend more time with their son Kevin  who had been having learning problems in school. Jose works with his father making and selling cheese. They are currently living in a small house in bad conditions. Lorena is a mother who would really like to see her children succeed in life. 

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Happy Homes Red- Gonzalez Conde Family

Build Dates: September 8th & 9th 

Family Information:

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Father- Leonardo

  • Age: 32 
  • Profession: General Laborer 
  • Weekly Salary: $70 

Mother- Josefina 

  • Age: 39 
  • Profession: Homemaker 
  • Weekly Salary: N/A 

Children-

  • Leonardo, 2 yrs 
  • Aided, 7 yrs, 2nd Grade  
  • Yaneth, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade 

Property Information:

Colonia- Laurel
Time with property- 3 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Josefina and Leonardo are originally from the South of Mexico. They were brought to Baja California by their parents at a young age. Josefina was 15 yrs old when she became pregnant with her first child, but the father never wanted to be responsible. Years later, Josefina got together with Leonardo and they had 3 children together. Leonardo works looking for general labor and earns around $70 a week, but it is not a stable profession that he has. Josefina and Leonardo had many plans but their daughter Yaneth got very sick when she was only 4 years old with a disease known as . She had terrible stomach pains and was on treatment for the sickness. Back then the family had insurance, but upon finishing the treatment for their daughter, they lost the insurance and that caused a lot of problems. They were left with a lot of medical expenses to cover. The doctors do not know if Yaneth is cured because Josefina and Leonardo haven't had the money needed in order to do the follow-up tests. 
Josefina bought a small piece of land 4 years ago for $1,700 dollars, and that is where they have lived for the last 3 years. They live in a small house made out of scrap pieces of wood. They would like to have a safe for their three daughters that are still at home (Josefina's oldest daughter from a past relationship no longer lives at home). 

 

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Crosby Church- Carrillo Urias Family

Build Dates: September 6 & 7 

Family Information:

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Father- Armando 

  • Age: 39 
  • Profession: Sells Food w/ Wife 
  • Weekly Salary: $88-100 approx. 

Mother- Rosa 

  • Age: 43 
  • Profession: Assists Husband 

Children-

  • Cristina, 5 yrs old, Kindergarten 
  • Manuel, 17 yrs old, High School 

Property Information:

Colonia- Los Pinos
Time with property-  1 1/2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Trailer
 

Family Story:

Armando and Rosa met at a party Rosa's cousin invited her to. They dated for 2 years before Rosa became pregnant with Cristina. They were renting a house together before they decided to buy land on credit and a trailer to live in. That is where they are currently living and have been for more than a year and a half. In April, they paid off their land. Rosa has a son, Manuel, from her first marriage. They were together for one year before Rosa decided to leave him. Rosa's mother-in-law was very manipulative and controlling, which lead to many problems that couldn't be fixed. Manuel met his father when he was 7 years old, but hardly receives visits from him. Rosa and Armando sell food outside a high school. They sell soda, burritos, etc and work Monday-Friday. Whatever they earn from their sells is what sustains them and their needs. Sometimes they can earn $80-100 in a week, but it isn't stable income they can count on. Where they live they do not have running water, their neighbor shares it with them and they give their neighbor a little money for it. For them to be able to have a house would be a huge blessing for their family. 

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Real Life Fellowship - Martinez Juarez

BUILD DATES: September 1st-2nd, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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MOTHER - Magali

  • Age: 28 Years Old
  • Profession: Stay at home mom 
  • Weekly Salary: n/a

CHILDREN

  • Rachelle - 12 Years Old, 7th grade
  • Axel - 6 Years Old, Kindergarten 

 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Las Flores
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 8 Months
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of wood and tarp with a carpet floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Magali became a single mother at the age of 15. When she was with her first partner and was 3 months pregnant with his baby, he decided to leave her. A couple days later she found out that he was murdered for being involved in things he shouldn't have been. Magali raised her daughter with the support of her family, but it was too difficult for her and she moved into an organization called Casa Esperanza (Hope Home). Casa Esperanza is a place that helps women who have been mistreated or don't have sufficient resources. Once her daughter was born she started working and moved in with her family. She got together with a different man and they had a child, but left her because he didn't want the responsibility of taking care of the kids. Magali started paying for a piece of land, but later got sick from a bacteria that affected her brain and got fired from her job because of it. Without a job it has been hard to make the payments for the property and take care of her family.  

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GMI- De la Cruz Sosa Family

Build Dates: August 31st & September 1st 

Family Information:

Father- Jesus 

  • Age: 19 
  • Profession: Produce Packer 
  • Weekly Salary: $82 

Mother- Monica 

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

Children- 

  • Flor, 1 yr going on 2 
  • Nathali, 5 months 

Property Information:

Colonia- Benito Juarez
Time with property- 11 months + 
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood, Metal Roof, Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Monica was born in Ensenada and grew up in a big family. In high school she met Jesus and became pregnant after 2 years of dating. They lived with Monica's Mom until Flor was born, but left soon after because there just wasn't room for everyone. They lived with Jesus' father for a time and it was then that the father-in-law gave them half of his land to allow them to have their own place as a family. 

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MA Valley Church - Ramires Linares

BUILD DATES: August 16th - 18th, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Abraham

  • Age: 25 Years Old
  • Profession: Employed at liquor store 
  • Weekly Salary: $83 USD

MOTHER - Maribel

  • Age: 22 Years Old
  • Profession: Stay at home mom 
  • Weekly Salary: n/a

CHILDREN

  • Ogla - 5 Years Old
  • Scarlett - 2 Years Old
  • Ashley - 3 Months Old 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Portal de las Brisas
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 3 Years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of scrap materials with a cement floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

 

Abraham and Jennifer met in Cuenavaca Morelos and were neighbors there. They dated 2 months before moving in together. Due to violence where they were living, the decided to move to Ensenada while pregnant with Olga and rented a house with the help of a friend. Once Olga was born Abraham started to work and they got a piece of land with the help of Jennifer's dad. After paying a lot for rent they wanted something that was their own. Now they have three children and Abraham works in a liquor store from 10am - 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays then Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am - 12am midnight with a weekly salary of $83 USD. Jennifer is dedicates herself to taking care of the children at home. 

 

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MA M10 - Tapia Sanchez Family

BUILD DATES: August 6th - 7th, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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MOTHER - Maribel

  • Age: 37 Years Old
  • Profession: Organic Vegetable Farming 
  • Weekly Salary: $77 USD

CHILDREN

  • Jesus Alejandro - 15 Years Old, 8th grade
  • Jose Emiliano - 10 Years Old, 2nd grade, has learning disability.

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Nueva Espana
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 1 Year
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of wood with a dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Maribel is originally from Michoacan and is a single mother. Her husband never wanted the responsibility of taking care of his children so he chose to stay in Michoacan when she moved to Ensenada with the kids. She left there because she wanted to protect her two sons from the crime and for the fear they would get taken by the drug cartels. Maribel works at a company where they grow organic vegetables. She doesn't earn much money and therefore doesn't have the resources to build a house and have two kids in school. Jose Emiliano, the youngest son, has a vocabulary problem that's made it difficult to keep up with school, and has fallen behind. Right now Maribel has a small piece of land she's purchased where they live, but would like to have something safe for her kids.

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MA M10 - Avalos Gonzalez Family

Build Dates: August 6th-7th, 2018

Family Information:

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Mother- Beatriz 

  • Age: 34 years old
  • Profession: Massage therapist 
  • Weekly Salary: $36 USD

Children-

  • Jonathan - 15 years old, does not attend school
  • Andrea - 9 years old, 4th grade
  • Gustavo - 8 years old, 2nd grade

 

Property Information:

Colonia- Nueva Espana
Time with property- 6 months
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Little room made of wood with cement floor. 
 

Family Story:

Beatriz came to Ensenada when she was a little girl with her mother and siblings and grew up there. She got married and had her son Jonathan. The marriage didn't work out and they got separated. Later on Beatriz got together with a different man and had Andrea and Gustavo. They lasted 6 years married, but 2 years ago they separated.

  After separating, her ex-husband didn't want to turn in/give up the kids since Beatriz has moved to a poor neighborhood. Right now Beatriz only has the kids on the weekends. Due to the poor living conditions, Beatriz came and asked Homes of Hope for a house for her and the kids to live in so that the kids permanently. 

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MA M10- Olivares Godinez Family

Build Dates: August 6th-7th, 2018

Family Information:

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Father- Oscar

  • Age: 30 years old
  • Profession: Builder
  • Weekly Salary: $65 USD

Mother- Irene 

  • Age: 28 years old
  • Profession: Stay at Home Mom
  • Weekly Salary: n/a

Children-

  • Jesus Manuel - 5 years old, Attending Preschool
  • Bryan Eduardo - 3 years old
  • Angel Alexander - 1 year old

 

Property Information:

Colonia- Nueva Espana
Time with property- 10 months
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Little room made of scrap materials with a roof made of wood and dirt and carpet floor. 
 

Family Story:

Irene grew up with an abusive father. When she was grown she regrettably got together with a man that was also abusive to her. She had 2 children with him and it got to the point where he started abusing the kids too. So she separated from him and later got married to her husband, Oscar, and later had their first child together, Angel Alexander. Due to the crime in Guadalajara, they moved to Ensenada into a lot because they couldn't afford to pay rent and the lot at the same time. 

 

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Blackrock Gives - Manzo Cuevas Family

BUILD DATES: July 24-25, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Alejandro

  • Age: 36 Years Old
  • Profession: Sells secondhand items
  • Weekly Salary: $45 USD

MOTHER - Adriana

  • Age: 37 Years Old
  • Profession: Packer
  • Weekly Salary: $66 USD

CHILDREN

  • Noemi - 16 Years Old, 
  • Angel - 13 Years Old, 7th Grade
  • Alejandro - 10 Years Old, 5th Grade
  • Maria - 8 Years Old, 3rd Grade

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Las Flores
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 10 Months
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of wood and scrap materials, with a dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

They came from Michoacan with their whole family, with the illusion of finding work, but they found themselves in the same situation that they were previously in back home. But they have kept working, and going forward. They have suffered from hunger, cold, and their kids being made fun of by their friends because they don't have a home. Their daughter Noemi left home at 14 Years Old and returned home at 16 Years old, and now lives with her parents and her newborn baby.

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Church On The Hill - Jose Hernandez Family

BUILD DATES: July 16-18, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Robert

  • Age: 22 Years Old
  • Profession: Packer
  • Weekly Salary: $81 USD

MOTHER - Norma

  • Age: 23 Years Old
  • Profession: N/A
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Melani - 3 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - El Veladero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 4 Years
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE -Little room made of wood and a dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Norma and Robert are a young family; they met while working together in a packaging factory where Robert has been working for the past four years. They have a three-year-old daughter.

When they first got together, they went to live with Norma's mother, but they didn't last long there as they had some problems with Norma's siblings. From there they went to live with Robert's parents, but they also had a hard time there because there were already quite a few people living there and also had some problems with the family, and never received support from them.

Their daughter was getting sick often with a fever and a throat infection and had some seizures because of it, so they decided to buy their own piece of land and live on it. The house where they live is made of old wood, a dirt floor. Their daughter is well now from the fevers and the infections but now she has a skin problem from all the dust and dirt.

Robert works at night in a packaging factory and Norma stays home taking care of their daughter, and two months ago they discovered that they were expecting their second child!

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Church On The Hill - Cervantes Varela Family

BUILD DATES: July 16-18, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - Ivan

  • Age: 25 Years Old
  • Profession: Assembler
  • Weekly Salary: $69 USD

MOTHER - Aurelia

  • Age: 39 Years Old
  • Profession: Housewife
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

CHILDREN

  • Jose - 7 Years Old, 2nd Grade
  • Elissa - 2 Years Old

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero Parte Alta
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 8 Months
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Little room made of wood with a dirt floor.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Ivan and Aurelia met in Ensenada when both of them were working in a sewing factory. Aurelia already had Jose from her first marriage and she had left Jose's father when he didn't fulfill his duties as a provider. She has not seen him since then and receives nothing from him financially.

Ivan married Aurelia at the courthouse and accepted Jose as his own son. Jose was almost three years old when his mother and Ivan got married.

Before buying their piece of property, they rented a house for $60 USD a month, but that was difficult for them, so they decided to buy a tiny piece of land through credit. Up till now, they have been paying off their land and now only owe $1,462 USD of the $2,016 USD that it cost them to buy it.

Ivan works at an assembly factory assembling medical products. He works Monday to Friday, from 5pm to 2am and earns $69 USD weekly.

Their family lives in a little room that Ivan bought the products for and built himself. The roof is made from wood planks and a tarp, and a dirt floor. Their property comes with electricity but there is no water, so every two days they have to buy water. A container of water costs them $1 USD so they pay $4 for 4 containers.

Ivan and Aurelia desire to have a home for their children and as a family so they can overcome their situation.

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