BUILD DATES: 2 & 3 November 2017

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER- Victor 

  • Age: 35
  • Profession: sells chips 
  • Weekly Salary:  1200 pesos

MOTHER- Jaqueline

  • Age: 17
  • Profession: -
  • Weekly Salary: -

CHILDREN-

  • Jennifer, 11 months 

 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA- Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY-  2 years
ELECTRICITY- no
RUNNING WATER- yes
STRUCTURE-small room made of wood & dirt floor
 

FAMILY STORY:

Victor and Jaqueline are from Guymas, but they met each other here in Ensenada. Victor is 35 and Jaqueline is 17. They have been together for 2 years and they have a daughter, Jenifer who is 11 months old.

They met when Jaqueline was having a hard time, she didn’t have money or a job and she used to have a property that she just had lost. Victor was selling chips on the streets in a small car and Jaqueline approach him to see if he would give her a free bag. Jaqueline explained to him her situation and Victor offered her a job helping him making and selling chips. They worked together for a time and started dating, Jaqueline never told Victor her real age. Time later Jaqueline got pregnant and Jaqueline moms went to talk to Victor and explain the whole situations and asked him to be responsible for the baby. Victor had already a property with a small room where he was living and Jaqueline moved in with him.

The room is very small, is made entirely of wood and a good portion of it is full with the equipment to make the chips they sell. They do and sell around 40 chips bags per day earning around $200 pesos per day, six days a week, for a total of around $1,200 pesos per week (Around 70 dlls.). The house doesn’t have electricity but it does have running water.

They want a Homes of Hope house to give her daughter a better place to live, this home represents for them a fresh start, a hope that everything is going to be fine and that they can overcome everything as a family.

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