BUILD DATES: 10 & 11 November 2017
- Age: 25
- Profession: Taxi driver
- Weekly Salary: 2000 pesos
- Age: 21
- Profession: -
- Weekly Salary: -
- Renata, 2 years old.
COLONIA- San Rafael
TIME WITH PROPERTY- 3 months
RUNNING WATER- no
STRUCTURE- Small room made of wood and dirt floor
Angel is 25 years old, works as a taxi driver and is from Sonora. Karla is 21 and she is from Ensenada. They have one daughter Renata Abigail who is 2 years old.
Karla and Angel have been together for 5 years, this time together hasn’t been easy, they struggled to find a place where they could live permanently. At the beginning they just to rent, but the rents were hard for them and they constantly were moving from one place to another.
3 months ago, they were able to save enough money for the first payment of a small property. They built a small room with wood scraps and tarp. The place is not safe, it is enough to protect them from the sun or the wind but the temperatures can either rise or drop a lot. They specially struggle with rain even so they prefer to live there in order to save the money of the rent and use it to pay for the property.
Angel works as a taxi driver with a weekly salary around $2,000 pesos per week (Around 115 dlls.), but his salary is never sure, sometimes he can earn a lot more or a lot less. Karla mostly stays home with her daughter but she does work when she is able to find small temporary jobs, when this happens her sister take cares of Renata.
They believe that with faith and hard work, one day they will be able to have a proper house. A safe place for her daughter where they can raise her and a place they can call home.