Build Dates: February 12th & 13th

Family Information:

Father- Bruno

  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $50

Mother- Marcela

  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Briceida, 9 yrs, 4th Grade (girl)
  • Yenceira, 6 yrs, 1st Grade (girl)
  • Jonathan, 4 yrs, K-4 (boy)
  • Heydi, 1 1/2 yrs (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- Paraiso
Time with property- 1 yr
Electricity-
Running Water-

Family Story:

Bruno and Marcela have 4 children together, 3 daughters and 1 son; they have been together for ten years. They left Mexicali andmoved to Ensenada six years ago. They decided to do this because there wasn't a lot of work in Mexicali for them and they had heard that it was different in Ensenada; that they could easily find work in the fields. For the first five years here in Ensenada they were renting a small house, but the family kept growing and their children needed a stable home environment. They decided to buy a plot of land and build a small place where they could live and invest in as a family. They have now been living on their land for one year. When they first arrived here, Bruno was able to find a good job working in construction, but his employer had to cut back and Bruno was eventually let go. Marcela also worked at the beginning, but most of what she earned was used to pay a young women to care for their children. Because of this, she decided not to work but rather stay at home and care for her family. Bruno is currently working in the fields, but only has work when it is time to harvest certain vegetables. Once the work is done he will need to find another job in order to support his family. With his current salary they barely have enough to pay for the basic expenses of the home. This family has been going through hard times due to their living conditions, especially after all the rain and storms this winter has brought. Every day they work hard to keep their family together and be able to give their children a better life.

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