Build Dates: May 16-17, 2015

Family Information:

Father- Edgar

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Mother- Sandra

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  • Dana, age 7, 2nd Grade
  • Diego, age 5, Kindergarten


Property Information:

Colonia- El Paraiso
Time with property- 2 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No


Family Story:

Edgar and Sandra are from Durango. They came to Ensenada 3 years ago because there was a lot of violence and corruption in Durango and they didn't want to continue to live in fear.

They arrived in Ensenada and began renting a house. Later on they decided to get a piece of land and start making payments on it. Edgar built a small structure for them out of wood, wrapped the roof in plastic, and that is where they lived for 6 months. The landowner who sold them the land later asked for it back because he had a buyer who wanted all of the land, including the piece that was Edgar and Sandra's. Edgar and Sandra refused to give up their land because they had already been living there and making the payments on it. The owner then raised the price of the payments each month hoping that they would be unable to continue to pay for it. Edgar and Sandra fet a lot of pressure to try to make the payments on time and they eventually had to give the land back.

With the money they got back, they were able to get another piece of land in another area. This new property was more expensive, but they were given the opportunity to buy it on credit and only having to pay about $70 a month. Edgar moved the small house they had previously built on their old land and they have been living on their new property for almost 3 months now.