Build Dates: July 8th-10th

Family Information:

Father- Armando

  • Age: 43
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $68 appx.

Mother- Eloina

  • Age: 42
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Luis Fidel, 13 yrs, 5th Grade (boy)
  • Emmanuel, 7 yrs, 1st Grade (boy)

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 13 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Armando and Eloina are originally from Oaxaca. They came to Ensenada over 23 years ago, looking for better work opportunities. They worked in the fields, worked at different ranches that offered them a place to stay with other ranch hands. Only people who have no other place to live choose to live on the ranch because the way of life offered to them is very hard. They lived in these conditions for years before renting a room of their own. Finally in June of 2015 they were able to get a piece of land and move to their own place. They are still paying off their land, monthly payments are about $62. Armando and Eloina had 5 children, one of them died when he was only 8 months old. Rene and Jose Armando are the oldest and moved back to Oaxaca to be with Eloina's family when her father got sick. He passed away, but they decied to stay in Oaxaca and are both married now with their own families. With them live Emmanuel and Luis Fidel. Emmanuel was born without fingers on one of his hands and suffers from hemoglobin hemorrhage. Their home is a small wood house with a tarp roof and dirt floor. Armando is the only one who works. Emmanuel is currently on medication and is regularly taken to the hospital to get his levels checked.

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