Build Dates: November 9th-10th

Family Information:

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Mother- Isela

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Sells donuts

  • Weekly Salary: $77


  • Brianna, 6 y/o

  • Mateo, 2 y/o

Property Information:

Colonia- Todos Santos
Time with property- 2 yr +

Family Story:

Isela is 29 years old and is from Chiapas.  She has two children Brianna who is 6 years old and in Elementary school; and Mateo, who is 2 years old.

Isela came with Brianna to Ensenada looking for opportunities. The life in Chiapas was too hard and the job opportunities were minimal for her. She left her family and her first husband there as he was cheating on her. In Ensenada she has some relatives and they invite her to come here because there were more opportunities. Here she met Mateo’s father, they started a relationship and together they bought a property. Sadly, he started drinking and drugs and decided to abandon them. Now Isela is working hard to support her two children, she makes donuts and sells them on the streets. She makes around $1,400 pesos per week (About $77 dlls.).

Isela is still paying for her property, she owes around $70,000 pesos (About 4,000 Dlls.). She lives in a trailer with her two kids. They don’t have running water, electricity or plumbing.

They have been living in their property for two years.