Build Dates: October 10th-11th

Family Information:

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Father- Marvin

  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Mechanic/Nurse
  • Weekly Salary: $87


Mother- Diana

  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Irvin, 6 yrs, 1st Grade (boy)
  • Diana, 5 months (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- Morelos II
Time with property- 6 years
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Marvin and Diana are from here in Ensenada, they met through church and dated for 5 years before getting married. After getting married, they moved in with Marvin’s mother and after about a year, his mother gave them a small piece of land. They moved to their new land where Marvin had built a small structure from garage doors. They have been trying to make it better little by little, but it is in very bad conditions and leaks when it rains. They have two children. When Irvin was born, it was very difficult for Marvin to take care of everything. He was working at a recycling plant and his salary was only around $50 a week. He had a desire to study, so he did and became a nurse in order to try to provide a better life. But even with this, it has continued to be hard for them as there are many people studying to become nurses and it is a very competitive field. Marvin currently works 2 jobs- as a mechanic and a nurse, earning around $87 a week. They now have a 5 month old and their current home is very small and unsuitable for a family and young kids.