BUILD DATES: February 17-18, 2018

FAMILY INFORMATION:

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FATHER - David

  • Age: 21 
  • Profession: Field Worker 
  • Weekly Salary: $45 approx. 

MOTHER - Bernardina 

  • Age: 19 
  • Profession: Field Worker  
  • Weekly Salary: $45 approx. 

CHILDREN

  • Cesar Leonardo, 3 yrs 

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

COLONIA - Santa Juquila
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 2 years
ELECTRICITY - Yes
RUNNING WATER - Yes
STRUCTURE - Tarps and Plastic
 

FAMILY STORY:

David and Bernardina are originally from Oaxaca. They are a young family with a 3 yr old son. Like many other families, they came from the South looking for better opportunities and a better way of life. Down south, good work is hard to come by and education is not good. They came to Ensenada three years ago and have since been working in the fields ever since, planting and harvesting vegetables. During the first two years in Ensenada, they lived with family members, but the situation was not good for them. They need their own space to be a family. They decided to buy a piece of land on credit and they immediately built a small structure to live in. The structure they built out of plastic but the living conditions are so bad that it has made it unsafe for their young son. The salary that they earn working in the fields is not enough and it keeps them from providing a better home for their son. At such a young age, they both go out to work day after day with the hope that one day they will be able to live in a safe home. 

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