Build Dates: April 22nd & 23rd

Family Information:

Father- Jorge

  • Age: 37
  • Profession: Tire Service Tech.
  • Weekly Salary: $60 appx.

Mother- Noemi

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


  • Jorge, 2 yrs (boy)
  • Melisa, 5 yrs, Preschool (girl)
  • Alexa, 7 yrs, 2nd Grade (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 3 years
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Noemi and Jorge have been married for 9 years. They lived in a small trailer that was borrowed to them from family members, but after two years, those family members kicked them out. They had nowhere else to go, but Jorge was able to find a job at a tire service shop and found land which they could buy on credit. Little by little they were able to buy materials to build a small house. The house is built with wood and concrete and the roof is made of recycled wood. Noemi stays home taking care of her children while Jorge works. Jorge works servicing tires from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm, and earns a salary of approximately $60 a week. This salary they try to stretch out as much as they can to cover the costs of food, their household expenses, land payments, and the children's needs. They want to be able to have a house where they aren't cold.