Build Dates: February 15 & 16

Family Information:

Father- Raul

  • Age: 32

  • Profession: Day Laborer

  • Weekly Salary: $64 approx.

Mother- Sabina

  • Age: 29

  • Profession: Homemaker


  • Luis Raul, 9 yrs, 4th Grade

  • Marcos, 6 yrs, 1st Grade

Property Information:

Colonia- Paraiso
Time with property- 10 months  
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood, Tarps, Metal, Dirt Floor

Family Story:

Raul and Sabina have been together for ten years. They met dancing cumbia (a kind of dance music similar to salsa.) in Oaxaca (where they are originally from in Southeastern Mexico).  Shortly after, they decided to move to Ensenada in search of a better job and future. Their second year together they welcomed their son Luis, and then were legally married. Soon after, they had their second son Marcos. Up until just last year they had been renters, but rent has risen so much that they were not able to continue paying their rent. For that reason they decided to get a piece of land and instead make monthly payments towards something that was theirs. They built a room and moved to their lot. They have not had the money to build anything better.