Build Dates: May 29 & 30

Family Information:

Father- Javier

  • Age: 31
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $72

Mother- Nieves

  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Packager
  • Weekly Salary: $72


  • Juan Carlos, 13 yrs, 6th Grade (boy)
  • Aldahir, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade (boy)
  • Lorena Yadira, 4yrs (girl)

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 2 months
Running Water-

Family Story:

Javier and Nieves are from Oaxaca. They came to Ensenada looking for a better way of life than what they had in Oaxaca. They met each other more than 15 years ago and have been a family for 14 years and have 3 children together. Aldahir has asthma and is hospitalized often because of it. Aldahir also suffers from a problem in his blood and is hospitalized for treatments in Tijuana or Mexicali depending on how bad his attacks are. Javier works in the fields planting and harvesting vegetables and earns approximately $72 a week. Nieves also works packaging vegetables and earns approximately $72 a week for that. Through her employment, she receives health insurance and thank to that, she is able to take her son to the doctor. Without the health insurance from her employer, it would be impossible for them to keep up with Aldahir's sickness and the treatments he needs. They are currently still working towards paying off their land. Sometimes they are going through very hard times, but yet they continue to fight for their family and providing the best they can for their children. Their house is made from pieces of wood and tarps. They haven't been able to build anything better as of yet, but have hope that one day they will.