Build Dates: September 26-27

Family Information:

Father- Dagoberto

  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Works in the Fields
  • Weekly Salary: $55 (varies)



Mother- Victoria

  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Works in a factory making hangers
  • Weekly Salary: $50


  • Daguito, 10 yrs, 4th Grade (boy)
  • Samantha, 2 yrs (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- El Paraiso
Time with property- 1 yr, 1 month
Electricity- no
Running Water- no

Family Story:

Dagoberto and Victoria have been together for 10 years. They had a piece of land with a house, but Dagoberto became very ill and needed an operation. At the time Victoria was pregnant and was unable to get a job because nobody wanted to hire a pregnant woman. They had to sell the house and property because Dagoberto was unable to walk/work for 9 months following the operation. They went to live with one of his brother's until they decided it was time to leave and they needed to find their own place. They found land and bought it on credit. Their children are cared for by a neighbor who they pay $15 a week for her help. Daguito has a problem with one of his eyes, and it was when he started to walk that they noticed it was worse than they thought. The doctors said that there is nothing they can do an dhe will probably lose complete sight in his left eye. Dagoberto works in the fields because he is unable to do heavy labor. Victoria works in a factory making hangers, from 7 am to 5 pm, and earns about $200 a month.  For them it is difficult to be able to build a proper home as Dagoberto is unable to on his own.