BUILD DATES: December 9-10, 2017
FATHER - Edgar
- Age: 30 years old
- Profession: Disabled
- Monthly Salary: $35
MOTHER - Michelle
- Age: 26 Years Old
- Profession: - N/A
- Weekly Salary: - N/A
- Laura - 10 Years Old, 4th Grade
- Joselin - 8 Years Old, 3rd Grade
- Kimberly - 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
COLONIA - Sexto Ayuntamiento
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 3 years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Wood Room with Cement Floor
Edgar is 30 years old and Michelle is 26; they are from Tijuana. They have 3 children: Laura who is 10 years old and in 4th grade, Joselin who is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade, and Kimberly who is 5 and in Kindergarten.
Edgar and Michelle came to Ensenada looking for better work opportunities as Edgar didn’t study, so his possibilities to find a job in Tijuana were small. They moved to Ensenada where he could find a job working in the port. Sadly, he had an accident while working and couldn’t work for two years. He needed to have surgery, but he couldn’t get it on time, so he has permanent damage on his hand. From his previous job he only receives $600 pesos per month as a support (Around $35 USD) which is not enough for the family needs. Now that he has a handicap it has become even harder for him to get another job.
Their three children go to school, and this has been hard on the family as they normally struggle with the expenses for it, but Edgar wants their children to study so they have better opportunities than him. Sometimes they don’t even have money to buy food.
They live in a small wood room that’s in very bad shape, Edgar feels very bad about it because he desires to work to support his family and provide for them, but he can’t find any job and they don’t have the resources to build a safer place to live.
Edgar and Michelle really want a Home of Hope house for their family, as they wish to give their children a better and safer place where to live, a place they can really call home and a place where they can work together as a family to keep going.