Build Dates: March 7th-9th

Family Information:

Mother- Kenia

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Housekeeper
  • Weekly Salary: $70

Children-

  • Brian, 9 yrs, 4th Grade (boy)
  • Bella Rosa, 7 yrs, 2nd Grade (girl)
  • Edgar, 5 yrs, Kindergarten
  • Eduardo, 5 yrs, Kindergarten (boy)

Property Information:

Colonia- 2 Octubre
Time with property- 2 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Kenia is from Jalisco and that is where she met the father of her children. She left him because he was physically and emotionally abusive with her. Her children, in particular the eldest, were the witnesses to this abuse. One day they saw him hit their mom so hard that she needed to go to the hospital. An aunt went to visit them and realized what all Kenia was going through. Kenia weighed only about 105 pounds and going through hell. That aunt gave Kenia $300 and helped her leave and move to Ensenada with her mother five years ago. They arrived in Ensenada and were given a house to live in for a short amount of time. Kenia sought out work and tried to look for a way to be able to provide for her family. Her ex-husband thought that she would return , but because of her pride, she never went back and never asked him for help. He has sent support to his kids on very few occasions. One month ago her uncle asked for the house to be returned to him and so she went to the bank and took out a loan of almost $600 to be able to build a house on the land she had bought on credit two years ago. Kenia's mom, along with some of her friends, helped her to make the move to her land. Kenia works as a housekeeper and the salary she makes is used to make the land payments and care for her children. It has been very difficult for Kenia to provide for her children and make a better life for them.

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