BUILD DATES: June 14-16, 2018
MOTHER - Juana
- Age: 31 Years Old
- Profession: Flower Cutter
- Weekly Salary: $41 USD
- Jennifer - 10 Years Old, 4th Grade
- Eduardo - 8 Years Old, 3rd Grade
- Daniela - 6 Years Old, 1st Grade
COLONIA - Santa Juquila
TIME WITH PROPERTY - 6 Months
ELECTRICITY - No
RUNNING WATER - No
STRUCTURE - Little room made of tarp.
Juanita is from Oaxaca, she is a single mother and has three children. The father of her children left and abandoned them when he met another woman. Juanita does not receive help financially from their father and he has told her he does not want to see his children or hear about them. They do not know this, they only know he left.
Juanita has been alone now for seven years supporting her family financially by cutting flowers. She works six days a week and earns a salary of $51 USD, but if she works less than that, she only earns $41 USD. She works from 6:30am - 5:00pm.
The property where they live is in her name and she pays $41 USD per month to cover the loan on it.
When Juanita works, her niece takes the children to school and takes care of them. Juanita gets lots of support from her sister and niece.
Juanita desires to have a home so her chilren can live well, especially during the rainy season so the water won't leak through the roof. Juanita says that having a better home her children will be safe and secure.