Build Dates: February 8 & 9

Family Information:


Father- Carlos

  • Age: 69

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Weekly Salary: $32 approx.

Mother- Marlen

  • Age: 35

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Weekly Salary: $32 approx.


  • Marlen, 14 yrs, Jr High

  • Gregorio, 16 yrs, High School

Property Information:

Colonia- Jenaro Vazquez
Time with property- 9 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood and Scraps

Family Story:

Marlen was born in the state of Yucatan. She and her mother lived alone and they both had to work to make ends meet. Marlen’s mother worked in hotels while Marlen spent time with her grandparents. Marlen grew up working in the fields with her grandparents, collecting sugar cane.  When she was older, she had an opportunity to go to another city in the state of Campeche to work at a ranch there. That's where she met Carlos, her husband. They decided to start a family and make the big move to another city to work. This is what brought them to Baja California and to Mexicali (a city that is about 3 hours from Ensenada); but the extreme weather in that city led them to move again and that is how they ended up in Ensenada. Once here in Ensenada, they decided to buy land and start building their own place. But the years have passed, and they have not been able yet to build anything due to the difficult economic situation in which they live. They are asking for a Home Of Hope with the desire of being able to offer a better future to their children.