Build Dates: October 4th-5th, 2016

Family Information:

Father- Leobardo

  • Age: 45
  • Profession: Cleaning department at recreation center
  • Weekly Salary: 1200 pesos or $70

Mother- Elvira

  • Age: 44
  • Profession: Homemaker
  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Edith, 10 yrs, 5th Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Paraiso
Time with property- 1 yr
Structure- Dirt floor, wood roof and walls
Electricity- No
Running Water- No

Family Story:

Leobardo and Elvira are both from Michoacán.  They’ve been living in Ensenada for about 5 years and have 2 kids: Edith and Abel.  Abel lives in Michoacán by choice with his grandmother. 

Before they bought the property they live in today, they rented a house in Maneadero.  They later heard of Homes of Hope and decided to buy the property and apply for a house.  They have a small room made out of some wood that they bought with a loan of $20,000 pesos, or about $1200, which they have to be paying monthly.  The room has no electricity so every night they have to light a candle so that Edith can do her homework. 

Leobardo works in the cleaning department of a recreational center.  Elvira doesn’t work because she stays back home taking care of Edith.  Abel wants to come live with his family but in the meantime he can’t as there isn't enough space for him in the small wooden room they call a home. Abel is also not used to being around his family because he has lived with his grandmother for the past 15 years and it would be a major to shock to move in with them now with things the way for them.