Build Dates: January 16 & 17

Family Information:

Father- Rufino

  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $55

Mother- Erika

  • Age: 20
  • Profession: N/A

Children-

  • Luis Angel, 5 yrs (boy)

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 1 year
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes

Family Story:

Rufino and Erika got together when Erika was 14 years old; they have lived together ever since with Rufino's mother. They lived there for 3 years until Rufino's brother kicked them out. There were too many people living there and the land belonged to him, not their mother. Rufino was forced to buy his family their own land and they started out living under tarps until they were given some scrap wood that could be used to build a house. Rufino has been working the same job since he was 14 and he earns 900 pesos a week. Rufino and Erika have a 5 year old son who will be starting Kindergarten next year. It has been very difficult for them to build something better. Their current house is made of scrap wood, has a dirt floor and a lot of insects inside which could be dangerous. For 4 years they have been members of a christian church and they have faith that one day they will have a real home for their family.

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