Build Dates: May 22-23, 2015

Family Information:

Father- Roberto

  • Age 21
  • Profession: Packaging Produce
  • Weekly Salary: $50

Mother- Antonia

  • Age 24
  • Profession:
  • Weekly Salary:




  • Roberto Jr, age 16 months


Property Information:

Colonia- El Paraiso
Time with property- 3 years
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No


Family Story:

Roberto and Antonia met here in Ensenada and went to Oaxaca where Antonia is from and got married there.

When they moved back to Ensenada, they rented a home for a year until Roberto found a piece of land which they bought on credit and then built a small place with old wood, plastic and tarps. They have lived here for 3 years. They didn't have a floor so the government helped them out by providing a very thin concrete which has broken and started to fall apart over the past 3 years.

Roberto and Antonia decided to both work in order to be able to make the land payments and get it paid off. Antonia got pregnant and they would have nobody to care for their son if she were to continue to work. So now Roberto is the only one who works and his salary is all they have to cover all their expenses and the land payments. He works packaging vegetables from the fields and only makes $50 a week. Because his salary is so little, they haven't been able to make their home better.