Build Dates: October 20th-21st, 2016

Family Information:

Father- Santos

  • Age: 38
  • Profession: Construction
  • Daily Salary: 1000 pesos or $59 approx.

Mother- Bertha

  • Age: 32
  • Profession: Packing
  • Weekly Salary: 1000 pesos or $59 approx.


  • Yaquelin, 16 yrs
  • Jesus Ramon, 14 yrs, 3rd Grade
  • Pedro, 6 yrs, 1st Grade
  • Kimberly

Property Information:

Colonia- Veladero, Maneadero
Time with property- 1 year
Structure- Concrete floor, wood walls
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Bertha is originally from Sonora and got married when she was 15 years old.  A year later she had her first child Yaquelin and later got pregnant again with her second son Jesus Ramon that now lives with his grandmother in Sonora.  The father was very violent yet Bertha stayed 4 years with him before leaving him and moving to Ensenada 11 years ago.  A year after moving to Ensenada she met another man and had another child (Pedro) with him who is now 6.  But that man began cheating on her and became a drunk so she decided to leave him also.  A year later she met Santos, her current husband.  She made the decision to go and live with him and had another child with him named Kimberly who is now just over a month old. When she moved to Ensenada she rented a house but moved in and out of different places because of her low income.  Later she decided to buy property because it was getting hard for her and her family to be moving from place to place. Bertha and Santos asked for a loan in the bank to build the small room they live in today. The house is made out of wood but is deteriorating because of all the rain.  They’re asking for a house because their children need their own space and it gets really cold during winter time in the place they’re currently living in.  Santos can’t build a better place for them due to his low income and the daily expenses and payments they need to make.  Bertha hopes that her newborn won’t have to go through the winter in their current house.