BUILD DATES: February 11-12, 2018
- Age: 23
- Profession: Field Worker
- Weekly Salary: $54 USD
- Age: 21
- Profession: Housewife
- Weekly Salary: N/A
- Jose Angel - 5 Years Old, Kindergarten
- Felipe - 1 Year, 7 Months Old
COLONIA - Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 5 Years
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Room made of scrap materials, dirt floor.
Valentin and Cecilia met at work and in time they became friends, then boyfriend and girlfriend, and after they decided to live together and now they have two boys.
Valentin works in the greenhouses cutting squash and tomatoes and sometimes he does the cleaning. His weekly salary is $1000 pesos (approx $54 USD) working Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM and Cecilia stays home with the kids.
They finished paying off their land a year ago, but before buying the land, they were renting a place. They have been living on their land for 5 years now in a room made of boxes and a roof made of tarp.
They found out about Homes of Hope through Valentin's mother a year ago, when a team came to build her a home.
For them, as a family, it is difficult to build a place to live because they don't have the means to pay for building.