Build Dates: March 7th-9th

Family Information:

Father- Rogelio

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $53

Mother- Vanessa

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Esperanza Guadalupe, 13 yrs, 7th Grade (girl)
  • Yomeine, 10 yrs, 4th Grade (boy)
  • Rogelio Ramon, 1 yr (boy)

Property Information:

Colonia- El Paraiso
Time with property- 4 years
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Vanessa was a single mother of two children. She was married to a man for 10 years, but he mistreated her and she decided to leave him after her daughter witnessed her get hit by the father. Vanessa had started to become afraid of him before that though and thought things could only get worse. Sometimes he would take their daughter Esperanza and make her sleep outside the house. Vanessa left with the two kids and went to live with her parents for two years. Vanessa started to work in the fields and is where she met Rogelio five years ago. Four years ago they were given a place to live on the land where they are currently living. It was just two months ago when they were able to buy it and make it their own. The house they built out of scrap wood and tarps. Their situation is a difficult one. They do not have enough money to cover all their expenses and build a proper home. The desire of Vanessa and Rogelio is to be able to give their children safe place they can call home and be together.