Build Dates: November 27th & 28th

Family Information:

Father- Macario

  • Age: 34
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Salary: $8.80/day

Mother- Maricela

  • Age: 28


  • Adriana, 10 yrs, 5th Grade (girl)
  • Javier, 5 yrs, Kindergarten (boy)
  • Luis, 3 yrs (boy)

Property Information:

Colonia- Basurero Viejo
Time with property- 7 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Macario and Maricela are both originally from Oaxaca. They came to Ensenada looking for work because in Oaxaca there aren't many options. At the time they only had their daughter Adriana. Macario found work with his cousins and with others who offered him jobs here and there. They had two more children while living in a place that one of Macario's cousins lent them. Macario was able to get land on credit and there he built a room from plywood and plastic for his family to live in. Where there land is used to be a garbage dump. Macario currently works in the fields and his schedule is from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; Maricela stays home caring for their 3 children. It has been difficult for them to be able to build something because they do not have the resources needed to do so.