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Ford Family- Beltran Hernandez Family

Build Dates: June 8 & 9

Family Information:

Father- Jesus

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Agricultural Services Warehouse

  • Monthly Salary: $240-305 dlls.

Mother- Griselda

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Develops Medical Products

  • Weekly Salary: $225-280 dlls.

Children-

  • Tania, 4 yrs, Kindergarten

  • 2nd Daughter born April 25

Property Information:

Colonia- El Veladero
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Live in Taco Cart
 

Family Story:

Jesus and Griselda met here in Ensenada. When they first moved in together, they lived with Griselda’s uncle. Their oldest daughter Tania was born during that time. Tania is now 4 years old and when both Jesus and Griselda work, she stays at the government daycare provided by Griselda’s job. Jesus works at the Agricultural Services Warehouse and is in charge of the cleaning and unloading of products. Griselda works producing medical products and is the auxiliary of quality control. Griselda works Monday-Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. Their land was transferred to them as a gift by her father. They were living in a taco cart, but Griselda became pregnant with their second daughter. She had a high risk pregnancy and their doctor told them that they couldn’t live in those conditions any longer. The dirt, dust, and lack of utilities could put Griselda and her unborn baby at risk. They left their land and rented a small apartment where they planned to stay until after their baby was born and out of danger.

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Self Storage Blue- Martinez Leon Family

Build Dates: June 3 & 4

Family Information:

Father- Marco Antonio

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Construction

  • Weekly Salary: $288 dlls. approx.

Mother- Nancy

  • Age: 26

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Dylan, 5 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Marco Antonio, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

  • Cristian, 12 yrs, 6th Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Todo Santos
Time with property- 1 yr 4 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Trailer
 

Family Story:

Nancy and Marco are a young family from Ensenada. Nancy got pregnant when she was just 14 years old, Marco was 15. Marco wanted them to move in together and lot leave Nancy alone with the baby, but because they were so young, they went to live with Marco’s sister for 5 months and then they moved in with Marco’s mother. It has been very difficult for them. Marco was very young when he needed to start working, and at such a young age, he wasn’t ever able to earn much money. For that reason, they have moved around a lot over the years; never being able to establish themselves in one place and build something. Marco works in construction and odd jobs, earning around $72 dollars a week. Nancy stays home to care for their children and home. They are currently living in a trailer that they bought when they got their land. They continue to make the monthly land payments on their property.

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Self Storage Red- Garcia Torres Family

Build Dates: June 3 & 4

Family Information:

Father- Fortino

  • Age: 37

  • Profession: Laborer

  • Weekly Salary: $385 dlls. approx.

Mother- Miriam

  • Age:34

  • Profession: Corner Store Clerk

  • Weekly Salary: $135 dlls. approx.

Children-

  • Angel, 2 yrs

  • Dayana, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

  • Danna, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

  • Brayan, 11 yrs, 5th Grade

  • Jaretzi, 13 yrs, 6th Grade

  • Vanessa, 14 yrs, Jr High

Property Information:

Colonia- Jenaro Vazquez
Time with property- 9 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Miriam and Fortine are originally from Sinaloa; they have been married for 16 years and have 6 children together. They came to Ensenada 12 years ago looking for better work, a better way of life and security as Sinaloa is a dangerous state to be in. They feared that if they stayed in Sinaloa, that their children would get involved in the delinquency; they saw a lot of young people get caught up in the drug trafficking. Once they arrived in Ensenada, they rented a place for about 9 months. It was during that time that they heard about Homes of Hope and decided to find a piece of land for themselves. Fortino works in construction and Miriam as a store clerk for a little corner shop. 5 of their 6 children go to school; only the youngest does not, he goes with Miriam to her work. They live in a small room that they built on their land. They have hope that one day they will have a proper home of their own.

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Starting Point Church- Alvarez Contreras Family

Build Dates: June 3 & 4

Family Information:

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Father- Jesus Isidro

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Monthly Salary: $295 approx.

Mother- Eulalia

  • Age: 25

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Lucas, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

  • Levi Daniel, 4 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Pregnant with 3rd Child

Property Information:

Colonia- Bella Vista
Time with property- 1 1/2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Eulalia is from Oaxaca and Jesús is from Sinaloa. They have been married for four years. Eulalia came from Oaxaca as a single mother with only her youngest child, she left her eldest with her parents until she was settled in Ensenada. She has had a difficult time as a mother. The father of her first child went to the US to work and he would send her money, but soon after, she lost all contact with him. The father of her second son did the same. She came to Ensenada looking for a better job and for more opportunities. She met Jesús here and he was willing to take on the role of father and provider for her two kids. They were married in 2015. Jesús has been working hard to support his new family. They are expecting their third child in May or early June. They live in a small property that they are currently paying off. The total cost of the property was around $6,000 dlls. They have already paid half. They make monthly payments of around $100 dlls. Their house is an odd mixture of good and bad materials. They used wood scraps and tarps for the walls, but then added a layer of concrete on top of it. The roof is made with wood scraps, but has shingles on top, which a family member gave them. From the outside, the house looks better than it actually is, and inside, part of the roof is collapsing. Their house is already cramped with the 4 of them, and will be even more so after the baby’s arrival.

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Team Roper- Duran Morales Family

Build Dates: May 10 & 11

Family Information:

Mother- Micaela

  • Age: 42

  • Profession: Produce Packer

  • Weekly Salary: $65 approx.

Children-

  • Brian Manuel, 4 yrs

  • Clemente, 15 yrs, Jr High

Property Information:

Colonia- Paraiso
Time with property- 2+ Years  
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Micaela is a single mother from Mexicali. She came to Ensenada with her first husband, the father of her two elder children. They came to Ensenada looking for work, but after some time, the husband got mixed into a life of drugs and alcohol. He was physically abusive towards Micaela, and one day she decided it was best for her to leave him and go back to Mexicali with her family. Things weren’t going well though for them, so she moved back to Ensenada. She was living with her mother-in-law at first, but things were not any better between her and her husband, he continued to hurt her and look for her at his mother’s. Micaela started asking friends for help and if anyone would let them move in. Micaela was afraid to live anywhere on her own for fear of what her ex-husband would do to her. Eventually, the man left them alone and Micaela met another men who is the father of her 4 year old son. That was not a good relationship either and Micaela did not want him to be setting the example for her children of what a man should be, he was never responsible for the care of Micaela and her children and was an alcoholic. Today, Micaela lives alone with her children. She lives in a shack that she built for herself when she decided to stop renting and get land on credit where she could build a home for her children. Micaela’s desire is to be able to provide a better future for her children.

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Faith Community- Torrez Gaspar Family

Build Dates: May 25 & 26

Family Information:

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Mother- Zahira

  • Age: 25

  • Profession:

  • Weekly Salary: $65 approx.

Children-

  • Rodrigo, 6 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Adrian, 2 yrs


Property Information:

Colonia- Esteban Cantu
Time with property- 1 1/2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials
 

Family Story:

Zahia is originally from Colima. She grew up in an abusive family situation. Her father drank and beat her mother, causing 2 miscarriages. Eventually her mother had enough and her and the children fled to Ensenada. They came looking for a better life, and moved in with an aunt. Zahira was about 4 years old when they came to Ensenada. They had problems while living with the aunt and had to move out to a trailer that had been loaned to Zahira’s mother. When Zahira turned 18, she moved back to Colima. That is where she met the father of her eldest son. Things were going well until he began drinking and physically abusing Zahira. It got to a point where Zahira couldn’t take any more and she had to move back to Ensenada with her mom and stepdad. Shortly after, she began dating a man who lived in the US and came to Ensenada every once in a while. She got pregnant and the father said that he would help take care of them, but that he wouldn’t leave behind his life in the US. He helps from time to time, but it has been difficult for Zahira to take care of two children alone. Zahira’a mother eventually asked her to leave, but donated land to her so she had somewhere to go. She got some money and paid for the legal rights to the land, and built a small room from scrap wood and tarps. She has lived there for over a year. As a mother, Zahira wants the best for her children. It would be the best for her to know that her children are safe, that they won’t be cold, or wet in the rain. She says Homes of Hope gives them the opportunity to have something that she alone cannot give to her children.

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Grace Fellowship- Morales Parra Family

Build Dates: May 10 & 11

Family Information:

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Father- Candido

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Odd Jobs

  • Weekly Salary: Varies depending on Jobs

Mother- Lorena

  • Age: 39

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Cristopher, 13 yrs, 5th Grade, suffers from COHEN Syndrome and psychomotor retardation

  • Evelyn, 5 yrs, Kindergarten, also has COHEN Syndrome and is intellectually delayed


Property Information:

Colonia- Ampliacion Praderas
Structure- They live with Candido’s family
 

Family Story:

Candido and Lorena are born and raised in Ensenada, they met 15 years ago and have 2 children together. Both of their children suffer from the same disorder, it is known as COHEN Syndrome. Christopher is 13 years old, but he doesn’t appear to have 13 years. He does not speak, does not write, and walks slow. He also suffers from focal epilepsy. The two siblings have this syndrome and also hereditary spastic paraparesis, which causes them difficulty in walking and the inability to straighten their legs. Both children have this due to a hereditary problem that both parents carry, or as their doctors have told them , a mutant chromosome from both sides came together and caused the children to be born like this. The family doesn’t currently live on their land, they live with Candido’s family. It has been difficult for them to be able to live in the conditions that some families do while building their own home. They have paid off their land debt, but haven’t been able to build anything. They spend a lot of money on medications and doctors for their children. Candido works in what he can; sometimes he drives trucks, sometimes he goes to the fields to work. They need their own home because they want something safe for their children, so that they may grow up with a better quality of life.

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Roadwire Sales- Chavez Osorio Family

Build Dates: May 8 & 9

Family Information:

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Mother- Rosa

  • Age: 31

  • Profession: Nanny

  • Weekly Salary: $55 approx.

Children-

  • Eduardo, 16 yrs, High School

  • Karla, 15 yrs, High School

  • Quetzaly, 7 months (Born Oct. 5, 2018)

Property Information:

Colonia- Rancho 4 Milpas
Time with property- 12 years  
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Rosa is born and raised in Ensenada. She met her first husband at the age of 15 and had her son Eduardo when was was 16 years old, and at 17, she had her daughter Karla. For five years Rosa struggled with her husband who was using drugs. Rosa tried to help him, but he didn’t ever do his part to quit the drugs, and they only had constant problems. Rosa decided to leave him because she couldn’t continue down that path of caring for her children and husband; she needed to do what was best for her children. After Rosa decided to end things, her husband insisted she not leave him and would bother her and her children; he’d get so aggressive towards them, and she’d have to go to the police for help. After time, he eventually let them be. Rosa now has a boyfriend who lives close by, and her oldest children have accepted him. Rosa’s father bought her a piece of land many years ago when she was still married. Her first husband helped her build a house on that land and that is where they still live. Rosa used to work at the school where her children attended; the director of the school had given her children a scholarship to attend. After working for the school, Rosa decided to leave and work cleaning houses. Rosa had been working for herself cleaning houses for 6 months before she got pregnant with Quetzaly and was unable to continue doing that. Currently Rosa works as a nanny and is the sole provider for her house and children. Rosa wants to have a better house and provide something of better quality for her children to live in.

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Stanwood Foursquare Red- Lara Gonzales Family

Build Dates: May 4 & 5

Family Information:

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Father- Saul

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Driver

  • Monthly Salary: $294 approx.

Mother- Lorena

  • Age: 23

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Christian, 3 yrs

  • Yathziri, 4 yrs, Kindergarten

Property Information:

Colonia- Valle del Sol
Time with property- 5 months
Electricity- Shared
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Lorena and Saul met in Ensenada almost five years ago. They have 2 beautiful children; Yathzin who is 4 years old and in the 2nd grade, and Christian who is 3 years old. Saul met Lorena when she was a single mom. Lorena was in a relationship, but when she became pregnant the man didn’t want to support her or their baby. So, she left him. Once Saul and Lorena started their relationship, Saul took on the role of father and supporter for Lorena her baby. A year later, they had their first child together. They rented for a time, but they heard of an opportunity to buy a property outside the city and decided to go for it. The total cost of the property was around $4,200 dlls. They have already paid $1,200 dlls. They make a monthly payment of $75 dlls. A neighbor helped them to build a small house with wood scraps and tarps. Their property doesn’t have running water or electricity.

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Stanwood Foursquare Green- Hernandez Pantoja Family

Build Dates: May 4 & 5

Family Information:

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Mother- Edelmira

  • Age: 58

  • Profession: Cook

  • Weekly Salary: $50

Children-

  • Martaliza, 14 yrs

  • Edelmira’s 99 yr old father lives with her

Property Information:

Colonia- Valle del Sol
Time with property- 7 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood Scraps & Tarps
 

Family Story:

Edelmira is from Guanajuato and has a daughter named Martha Alicia who is 14 years old. Edelmira’s father also lives with them. Edelmira is a single mom who came to Ensenada 6 years ago looking for a better job and opportunities. She lives next to her brother who helps her with their father and her daughter when he can. Together they started a restaurant and rent a small place for their business. She is still paying for the property she is living on. The property cost her around $4,500 dlls. She has paid $2,000 dlls so far and makes monthly payments of $100 dlls. She lives in a small house made with wood scraps and tarps. The property has no electricity or running water. Edelmira has made a small room for her father next to her house. Her father will soon be 100 years old. He is in need of some assistance and attention, but still has a great mind and enjoys telling stories about the different thing he has experienced and seen over the many years he has been alive.

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Los Olivos Madereria- Familia Solis Frias

Build Dates:

Family Information:

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Mother- Fabiola

  • Age: 41

  • Profession: Restaurante

  • Weekly Salary: 800 pesos

Children-

  • Emiliano, 8, 3ro Primaria (paralisis cerebral)

  • Carmen, 12, 1ro Secundaria

  • Guillermo, 13, 2do Secundaria

  • Carlos, 15, 3ro Secundaris

  • Jesus, 17, 1ra Prepa

Property Information:

Colonia-Valle de Guadalupe
Time with property- 1 año
Structure- Se le quemo su casa
 

Family Story:

Fabiola es originaria de Sonora. Ella se vino a Ensenada ya que uno de sus hijos nacio con paralisis cerebral ya que en la ciudad de Tijuana hay un centro especial llamado CRIT para niños descapacitados. Para ella era mas facil vivir en Ensenada y estar llevando a su hijo al CRIT en Tijuana. Fabiola tiene 5 hijos. Los tres hijos mayores son de su primer martimonio. Ellos se separaron porque la maltrataba mucho. Paso el tiempo y conocio al padre de sus dos ultimos hijos, pero la relacion no funciono muy bien. Fabiola saco adelante a sus hijosya que sus dos esposos los abandono y no ha sabido nada de ellos. Asi que Fabiola no recibe pension de los padres de sus hijos.Fabiola cuando estuvo embarazada de Emiliano, tuvo placenta previa. Asi que Emiliano nacio de 28 semanas y cuando nacio su cerebro estaba inflamado. Lo revivieron con ventiladores artificiales y nacio axficiado. Estuvo 2 meses con 14 dias en incubadora. Regularmente Fabiola lleva a Emiliano al CRIT de Tijuana donde solo paga 90 pesos por consulta y los gastos de transpotacion. Le inyectan toxina ya que el cerebro no lemanda senal y actualmente esta en el tratamiento. Asiste a la escuela y esta en 3er grado de primaria y apenas esta empezando a caminar. El dia 26 de Enero a la 1pm unos tipos entraron a su casa y le quemaron la casa de Fabiola cuando ella estaba con su hijo Emiliano en el CRIT de Tijuana. Los demas de sus hijos encontraban con la vecina cuando vieron que su casa se estaba quemando. Fabiola recibio la noticia cuando la vecina le llamo. Para ella fue un golpe muy fuerte escuchar que su casa se habia quemado y derrepente quedarse sin nada. Actualmente vive con la vecina en un cuartito que les presto. Cerca de donde vive hay un desayunador donde cada semana van gente a dar comida a la comunidad y ellos supieron de su historia y reecolectaron ropa y zapatos para darselos a Fabiola y a sus hijos. Fabiola trabaja en un restaurante llamado Sol de Media Noche y trabaja de Jueves a Domingo con un sueldo seminal de 800 pesos. Jesus, su hijo de 17 años, se va a trabajar cuando sale de la escuela y por semana tiene un sueldo de 600 pesos por semana. El lo hace para ayudar a su mama. Fabiola tiene fe y paciencia que un dia tendra de nuevo su hogar y que Dios nunca la desamparara.

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Living Word- Gonzalez Rendon Family

Build Dates: April 12-13

Family Information:

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Father- Juan

  • Age: 26

  • Profession: Laborer

  • Weekly Salary: $75 approx.

Mother- Maria Elena

  • Age: 29

  • Profession:

  • Weekly Salary:

Children-

  • Michell, 5 yrs, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero P. Alta
Time with property- 2 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Maria is from Oaxaca. She came to Ensenada with her family when she was 8 years old. Once she finished grade school, she dropped out and started working. Her now sister-in-law had invited her to church and that is how she met her husband, Juan Francisco. Juan is originally from Guanajuato and he was also brought to Ensenada at a young age when his family moved here. Juan and Maria dated for 3 years before moving in together and making a life together. They bought a piece of land on credit, the land they are currently living on and continue to pay off. They have a daughter named Michell who is 5 years old and in kindergarten. Michell was born premature and has had many struggles to overcome and gets sick easily. Michell has “strabismus” and will need an eye operation before she turns 10. Michell still has 5 years, but the surgery will cost them upwards of $1700 US dollars. Maria and Juan just don’t have that kind of money, nor the ability to come up with it. They take Michell to the doctor every month, and the consultation cost them about $27 each time. The doctor has warned them that the sooner she can get the surgery the better, as every month that goes by her condition is worsening. Michell uses glasses, but because of her age and eye condition, for one reason or another, she is always needing new lenses. This is also an added expense of theirs. Juan Francisco works as a day laborer and Maria is a stay at home mother who dedicates her time to Michell and the house. They need a house because the room they live in is made up of mostly tarps.

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Bethany Small Group- Mariano Mendez Family

Build Dates: April 6 & 7

Family Information:

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Father- Gaudencio

  • Age: 22

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Weekly Salary: $55 approx.

Mother- Norma

  • Age: 20

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Lucero, 1 1/2 yrs (Born Oct 2017)

Property Information:

Colonia- Jesus Carillo
Time with property- 1 yr
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Gaudencio and Norma met here in Ensenada when they both worked for the same employer. They began dating and after some time, moved in with Gaudencio’s father. They lived there for just ine month before deciding to move out due to family problems. They rented a room, but after time, it was just too small. Norma’s father gave them land, but it was then that Norma found out she was pregnant, and it became too difficult for them to build something and live on the land. Gaudencio was in a car accident and hospitalized for one month, and due to the accident, is now unable to lift heavy things. After his recovery, he began working in the fields. He earns around $55 a week for working 7 am to 3:30 pm, 6 days a week. Their daughter has struggled with her health since she was born. They have to use a nebulizer on her frequently to help with her breathing, and she has a harder time when it is cold. Every two weeks they take Lucero to see the pediatrician, and each consultation cost them about $27. They do not have electricity at their house, and the nebulizer they have is electric. Each time Lucero needs the nebulizer, Norma has to take her out of the house and over to her mothers to use the electricty. They need a portable nebulizer so that every time they need to nebulize Lucero, they can do it from their own home. Norma came asking for a house because they do not have extra money to build a home with all the medical expenses of their daughter. They need help.

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Bethel- Hernandez Angeles Family

Build Dates: April 2 & 3

Family Information:

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Father- Esteban

  • Age: 20

  • Profession: Produce Packer

  • Weekly Salary: $80

Mother- Lisbet

  • Age: 20

  • Profession:

  • Weekly Salary:

Children-

  • Jonatan, 2 yrs (malnourished and anemic)


Property Information:

Colonia- San Marcos, Las Cascadas
Time with property- 1 yr
Electricity- No
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Lisbet and Esteban are from Ensenada. They met each other at work and began dating shortly after. After 6 months of dating, they moved in with Esteban’s mother. Two months later, Lisbet was pregnant. Liz had to stop working in order to take care of herself and the pregnancy. When Lisbet was just 4 months pregnant, her mother-in-law’s house burned down and her and Esteban were forced to find a place to live. They moved in to the house behind Lisbet’s mother as it was available to rent. Four months later their son was born. Shortly after Jonatan was born, Lisbet noticed he was struggling to eat and had come down with a fever, so they took him to the doctor. The doctor said he was not doing well, so they gave him injections, did blood tests and treatments. The results came back saying the baby was anemic and malnourished. About a year after Jonatan was born, Lisbet and Esteban decided to get a piece of land and were looking for one that they could afford the down payment on and pay the rest over monthly payments. They found one that worked on facebook and gave the down payment for it. After they made the second payment, they were able to their land. Lisbet’s mother and in-laws helped them to build a small house on their land, where they have been living for almost a year. Lisbet would like a YWAM house so she can provide for his well being and give him a better future.

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Battle Ground Foursquare Church- Mendoza Garcia Family

Build Dates: Match 30 & 31

Family Information:

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Mother- Maria

  • Age: 20

  • Profession: Clerk

  • Weekly Salary: $65 approx.

Children-

  • Alexander, 5 yrs, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- UTT
Time with property- 8 months 
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Maria is a 20 year old single mother yo Alexander, who is 5 years old. Maria met her ex-husband in Oaxaca when they were in middle school; they were friends for a long time before dating. After three years together, Maria became pregnant. They decided at the time to move in together with his parents. They lived there for one year, all the while Maria had a good relationship with him and his parents. After some time though things changed and they started having problems. Her ex decided that he didn’t want to be in a relationship and said that he wasn’t ready to be a husband and father, and left his parents house. Maria stayed with her in-laws for two weeks before moving back home with her own parents, and lived there for 4 months. Life in Oaxaca was hard and Maria struggled to find a job and that is when she received an invitation from an aunt who lived in Ensenada to come here where she could find a job. Maria moved to Ensenada at the age of 17 with her son who was a year and a half. She struggled to find work here because she was still a minor. She worked in a vegetable field and began saving money. After a year and a half, she had saved 15,000 pesos ($830 approx.), and found land that she could acquire with a down payment of 20,000 pesos. She borrowed the other 5,000 pesos ($278 approx) from her uncle and was able to buy the land. Her uncles helped her to buy materials to build a structure on the land where her and her son currently live. Maria is working Monday through Saturday and Alexander is cared for by their neighbor.

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UPPC- Sanchez Torres Family

Build Dates: March 31st-April 1st

Family Information:

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Mother- Jessica

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Sells Cactus

  • Weekly Salary: $60 approx.

Children-

  • Evelyn, 12yrs, 5th Grade

  • Jose, 8 yrs, 2nd Grade

  • Jesus, 5yrs,

Property Information:

Colonia- 89
Time with property- 6 yrs
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Jessica is from Mexico City and moved to Ensenada when she was nine years old. She didn’t come from a family with money so she grew up selling nopales for a living and wasn’t able to go to high school because she had to work. When Jessica was seventeen she got married and they had two children together, Evelyn and Jose. Her first husband abandoned her shortly after Jose was born because he started doing drugs and accused her of having an unfair with his dad, but the truth was that she was being abused by her father-in-law. After a while, she got together with her second husband and father of Jesus. When Jesus was 7 months old, he was taken to the hospital because he was having convulsions and was in a coma for 15 days. He was eventually diagnosed with meningitis and was left mentally retarded as a result of what happened. Jessica has continued to work selling cactus and has been able to build a shed with some materials that were given to her.

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MA Shelter Cove BLUE- Raygoza Juarez Family

Build Dates: March 25-27

Family Information:

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Mother- Stephania

  • Age: 25

  • Profession: Sells Clothing

  • Weekly Salary: $44 approx.

Children-

  • Alany Samantha, 2 yrs

  • Itaii Valentina, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

  • Valerik Estafany, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Carlos Pacheco
Time with property- 1 yr
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Stephania is a single mother to three girls, each has a different father. Stephania works selling secondhand clothing in order to care for her children and their expenses. Over a year ago, the father of her youngest left them to go work in the US, and Stephania went to her mother’s house with the girls. Stephania didn’t want to inconvenience her mom, so she got herself a plot of land on credit with the intent of providing a better future for her daughters. The two older girls go to school and their fathers help a little with that expense, but it isn’t enough to cover everything. Currently the girls are living in a shack that was built on their land.

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MA Shelter Cove RED- Toledo Mendoza Family

Build Dates: March 25-27

Family Information:

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Mother- Flora

  • Age: 23

  • Profession: Sells Produce

  • Weekly Salary: $33-50 approx.

Children-

  • Alison, 2 yrs

Property Information:

Colonia- San Miguel
Time with property- 1 yr
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials
 

Family Story:

Flora is a 23 year old single mother from Oaxaca. She has a baby girl named Alison who just turned two, and a second child on the way. Flora met her ex-husband at work, she used to pack vegetables and he was a security guard. They were friends for a while before dating; they were together for about a year and a half before Flora got pregnant with Alison. At the beginning of their relationship they lived with his parents, before eventually buying a plot of land together, which is where Flora currently lives. While they were living together she noticed that he would drink alcohol often, constantly going out with his friends and leaving her alone. They started fighting a lot and she eventually found out that he was cheating on her with another woman; so she told him to move out. Alison´s father does not financially support her, Flora provides for her daughter and herself by selling vegetables 3 days of the week earning between $30-50 dollars.  Due to her current pregnancy, she is unable to get a better job.

Note: The second daughter was born in January 2019.


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MA Ebenecer Christian- Ventura Ramos Family

Build Dates: March 25-27

Family Information:

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Mother- Iveth

  • Age: 24

  • Profession: ICU Medica

  • Weekly Salary: $75 approx.

Children-

  • Jeimy, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- San Rafael
Time with property- 1 yr +
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials & Dirt Floor
 

Family Story:

Ten years ago Iveth´s family moved to Ensenada because they did not want her to get married at a young age like it was custom to in Oaxaca. When they arrived in Ensenada Iveth started living with her sister and working so she could pay her studies herself.  While in high school she met a guy, they got married and had a daughter together. A year later they separated because the husband got involved with drugs. Iveth was able to buy a plot of land by putting her sister down as the owner of the land. Jaimy´s father has never wanted to sign the divorce papers, so half of the property would have automatically been his and Iveth didn’t want that. She has no money to build a house for her and her daughter and for that reason, she has come to Homes of Hope for help.


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MA Church on the Hill RED- Juan Mendoza Family

Build Dates: March 19-21

Family Information:

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Father- Julio

  • Age: 26

  • Profession: Cleaning

  • Weekly Salary: $50 approx.

Mother- Leticia

  • Age: 21

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Gladdis, 1 yr

  • Maria Isabel, 12 yrs, Leticia’s sister

Property Information:

Colonia- Las Flores
Time with property- 4 years  
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood
 

Family Story:

Julio y Leticia meet in Ensenada in June 2014; Julio is originally from Oaxaca and Leticia from Tijuana. Julio came to Ensenada looking for work where he could earn more money and send it to his family in Oaxaca. Julio and Leticia met here and after 8 months of dating, they moved in together. Julio has dedicated himself to work in order to provide for his family and pay off their land where they currently live in a shed. They now have a wonderful 6 month old daughter named Gladis, and Leticia´s 12 year old sister María Isabel has been living with them for more than a year. Leticia´s mom had to return to Oaxaca due to an emergency, but María wanted to stay in Ensenada and continue with her studies here. Now that they have their baby girl and own a plot of land, they have come to YWAM with the desire of receiving a home of hope so they can provide a safe home for Gladis and Leticia’s sister.




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