Build Dates: February 12

Family Information:


Father- Omar

  • Age: 37

  • Profession: Fruit Stand

  • Weekly Salary: $59 approx.

Mother- Diana

  • Age: 28

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Maria Fernanda, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- San Francisco
Time with property- 1+ years
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Wood and Dirt Floor

Family Story:

Omar and Diana met in Ensenada working in the same tortilleria. Omar carried everything heavy and Diana worked putting things in order making the tortillas. They dated until Diana told Omar that if he was serious with her and planning to marry her, because she wanted to take things seriously between them and not just be playing around.  Shortly after Diana’s ultimatum, they got married. A yearafter getting married, María Fernanda was born. Maria Fernanda has a heart problem that they didn’t find out about until she was 6 years old. For two years they had to take her to regular medical check-ups in Tijuana until she was able to have the surgery she needed to have. In the early days of dealing with Maria Fernanda's illness, Omar and Diana went through the sad loss of their 2-month-old son. After that, Omar was run over while walking on the street, and the accident left him in bed for 6 months due to a fractured hip. They felt that there were so many bad things that happened during those 5 years, but are finally in a better place today. They bought a small piece of land where they currently live in a small wooden house. Their daughter María Fernanda is currently studying in an elementary school and her health has greatly improved. Diana is currently a stay at home mom and cares for the house while Omar works at a fruit stand.