Build Dates: November 23rd-25th

Family Information:

Father- Armando

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Works at Fruit Store
  • Weekly Salary: $57

Mother- Silvia

  • Age: 20
  • Profession: Homemaker

Children-

  • Evelin, 3 yrs, Preschool (boy)
  • Sofia, 4 yrs, Kindergarten (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- Paraiso
Time with property- 1 year
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Armando and Silvia met at a very young age while working in the fields, he was 17 and she was 15. A year after getting together they had their first daughter Sofia, and later they had their second daughter Evelyn. During that time they were living with Silvia's family, but due to problems within the family they had to move out. They went to live on a ranch and work there as laborers. The girls were there with them while they worked because they didn't have anyone to help. This situation was very hard for them, but one of Silvia's brothers approached them and insisted that Armando go and work for him instead. They moved once again and over time were able to get a piece of land on credit and with the help of Silvia's brother they were able to get some wood and and build a place for them to live. What they used to build the walls was borrowed and at some point they may need to give them back. If this happens they do not have another option for a place to live. They have tried to buy the materials they need to build a better home, but sometimes it is too difficult.

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