Build Dates: 20-21 May

Family Information:


  • Age: 28
  • Profession: works in the fields
  • Weekly Salary:180 pesos

Mother- Elvira

  • Age:27
  • Profession: - works in the fields
  • Weekly Salary: -150 pesos


  •  Kevin 5 year old
  • Juan Diego 9 year old (Ruben's brother)

Property Information:

Colonia- Santa Cuquila
Time with property- 6 months
Electricity- yes
Running Water- no
Structure- small room made of wood.

Family Story:

Ruben and Elvira are from Oaxaca and decided to move to Ensenada looking for better job opportunity. They rented a house for two years, and the property that they own, they were able to buy it from a friend. January 4th of this year they finished paying the property. They have a son, Kevin he is 5 years old, but also he takes care of his bother Juan Diego he is 9 years old, his dad can’t take care of him and his mom passed away so Juan Diego is been in different houses but Ruben took him and adopt him as his son. They got help from a friend to build a room and a neighbor sold them materials to build their home. Ruben and Elvira work and when the kids come back from school they stay alone, lock themselves and wait for 3 hours until Elvira comes back from work and cooks their dinner. Elvira doesn’t want to work, she wants to stay with her kids, but they are in debt so they decided to finish paying the property and other debts before being able to stay at home.