Build Dates: July 5-6, 2018

Family Information:


Mother - Martha

  • Age: 24 Years Old
  • Profession: Field Worker
  • Weekly Salary: $44 USD


  • Rocio - 9 Years Old, 3rd Grade
  • Luz Fernanda - 4 Years Old, Kindergarten

Property Information:

Colonia - Oaxaca
Time with property - 9 Months
Electricity - No
Running Water - No
Structure - Little room made of cardboard and plastic, dirt floor, and tarp for a roof.

Family Story: 

Martha is from Michoacan and decided to leave her husband because he hit her and was an alcoholic. She came to Ensenada secretly ten months ago with her two girls as she could no longer handle life together with her husband.

Martha's parents live in Ensenada and she was able to live with them for a little bit, but the house was very small as they already had about ten people living there, and that was very hard for her.

Right now Martha lives in a little room made from cardboard and plastic that her parents helped her build. She works in the fields every day and earns a weekly salary of $44 USD. Sometimes she works less if there isn't enough work to do.

Martha's girls go to school and as she works every day, her mother takes care of them so she is able to work. Martha's parents live close to where they live.

Martha's ex-husband does not help her financially and sometimes he calls them by phone, but the girls do not want to speak with him.

Martha only has a twin sized bed for all three of them and a little table. They cook outside over a little grill.