Build Dates: August 3-13

Family Information:

Father- Oscar

  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Works at Greenhouse
  • Weekly Salary: 500 pesos/$30

Mother- Claudia

  • Age: 19 month
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A

Children-

  • Sofia, 4 yrs (girl)
  • Expecting baby any day

Property Information:

Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Living Conditions- Dirt Floor

Family Story:

Oscar is originally from Guerrero and Claudia is from Ensenada. Oscar moved to Ensenada 7 years ago looking for work; he met Claudia 5 years ago. They went out for 8 months before moving in together. They went to live with Oscar’s parents for 2 months, then moved in with Claudia’s parents for 3 years, where their daughter, Sofia, was born.

Claudia and Oscar wanted to buy their own property and live in another place to a have better life for their children. They found a man who was beginning to sell his land and they were excited and bought the land from him on credit, which they are still paying off today. They have lived there for only a few months and have not been able to build something better because their salary is not enough to buy the necessary materials. They have had many expenses with their daughter and are expecting a second.

They need a house because their daughter gets sick when it rains. When it is hot, their house gets very hot inside because it is made of tarps. They also just want to live better and provide something better for their children.

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