Build Dates: February 10 & 11

Family Information:


Father- Rosendo

  • Age: 31

  • Profession: Packer

  • Weekly Salary: $64 approx.

Mother- Ernestina

  • Age: 27

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Isaac, 3 yrs

  • Kevin, 7 yrs, 2nd Grade

  • Cristian, 9 yrs 4th Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero Parte Alta
Time with property- 8 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials

Family Story:

Rosendo is 31 years old, he was born in the state of Oaxaca (south of Mexico) and works in a packing house. Ernestina is 27 years old, she was also born in the state of Oaxaca and stays home to care for their children. They have 3 children. Cristian, 9 years old, who is currently in 4th grade; then Kevin is 7, and in the 2nd grade; and the youngest is Isaac, who is 3 years old. Ernestina's family emigrated to the north looking for work opportunities. In the same way Rosendo came to Ensenada looking for better work. They met in the countryside of Ensenada, working to pick tomatoes. They started a friendship and a year later they began dating. After 1 year of dating, they started living together. At the beginning they were renting a room here in Ensenada, but after a few months, they had to move to the state of Sinaloa to work the fields there.  From Sinaloa, they went to Oaxaca and lived there for 5 years with Rosendo’s parents. However, work and life in Oaxaca is very difficult, and they decided to return once again to Ensenada. When they moved back to Ensenada, they lived with Ernestina's family for 1 year. During that time the land in front of Ernestina’s parents house was put up for sale and Ernestina's father gave them money for the first payment of the land. Soon after that, they built a small room and began living there on their new land.