Build Dates: November 23th-24th
Profession: Oxxo employee
Weekly Salary: $45
Lucero, 6 y/o
Ana Estrella, 9 y/o
Santiago, 11 y/o
Esmeralda, 12 y/o
Time with property- 10 months +
Martina Hernandez is 37 years old and she is from Veracruz. She has 5 children. The oldest daughter doesn’t live with her anymore. Esmeralda is 12 years old, she is in 5th grade. Santiago is 11 years old and he is in 4th grade. Ana Estrella is 9 years old and is in 4th grade. Lucero is years old and is in 1st grade.
Martina is a single mother, she is from Veracruz but at the age of 8 she had to move to Mexico City because her father had died. She and her mother went to look for better job opportunities. Years later, she met the father of her first daughter, but she had her first daughter alone since the father of the girl abandoned them. After having her first child she moved to another city, Ciudad Juárez. In Ciudad Juarez she met the father of her other two children but he abused her, so she had to separate from him and returned to Mexico City. She stayed for a long time in that city, and there she met the father of her two last children, but after 12 years they separated.
9 months ago she came to Ensenada because her family here offered to help her and they found her a job in a mini-market. She earns 5000 pesos per month (around 280 dollars). She was able to find a land that cost $7,320 dollars. She is buying it in payments paying 100 dollars monthly. Because she is paying that amount of money for her land she can’t pay a rent. So she decided to live on her own land in a room she made with woods craps and tarp, with her 4 children.
She wants to give a better life to her children and she hopes in God that He can always provide and help her to overcome all this situation in which they find themselves.