Build Dates: October 4th-5th, 2016

Family Information:


Father- Domingo

  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Daily Salary: 160 pesos or $9

Mother- Cecilia

  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $27 approx. for 3 days of work


  • Yetziri, almost 3 yrs

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero
Time with property- 4 yrs
Structure- Dirt floor, tarp roof, and walls of used materials
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Cecilia was born in Ensenada but her parents are originally from Oaxaca.  She met her husband Domingo at her job.  Domingo was born in Oaxaca but when he was 5 years old his family moved to Ensenada in need of better jobs and a better way of life.  Cecilia and Domingo started dating, got married, and went to live with Domingo’s parents.  They also have a daughter who is almost 3 years old.

They purchased a property in payments with help from Cecilia’s family.  The property is paid for but they still owe Cecilia’s family because they borrowed money to pay for the property.  The property cost them 27,000 pesos, or approx. $1600 dollars, and now they’ve built a small room with some wood that Domingo’s brother gave them. 

They both work in the field. They get paid 160 pesos a day, or about $9.  Cecilia works 3 days a week while Domingo works 5.  Every work day, Cecilia drops her daughter off at her mom’s house so she can go to work. 

They haven’t been able to build anything because of their debt with Cecilia’s family.