BUILD DATES: February 18, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

FATHER: Manuel

  • Age: 33
  • Profession: Car Washer
  • Weekly Salary: $75-$80 USD

MOTHER: Bertha

  • Age: 44
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $67 USD

CHILDREN

  • Adriana - 15 Years Old, 9th Grade
  • Irene - 14 Years Old, 9th Grade
  • Gaspar - 13 Years Old, 7th Grade

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Maneadero
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 8 Months
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of wood.
 

FAMILY STORY:

Bertha is from Sonora and Manuel is from Chiapas, both different states in Mexico. They met in Ensenada in the Fields. Bertha was a single mother; she separated from the father of her children because he was addicted to drugs, so she decided to look for work to sustain her children. When she got together with Manuel they decided to buy some land with a loan and made a little room out of wood to live in.

Bertha works in the fields and depending on if there is work, she works every day, and Manuel washes cars.

It has been very hard for them to be able to build something stable as their children are in school. They continue to pay their loan, and basically, whatever they earn, they save to be able to make the payments on their land.

Every Saturday in the Evenings, Bertha gets the kids together from the community and takes them to the mountain and teaches them about the Bible, and for her, to have a home is a dream, because she says she will be able to teach the children outside her home.

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