Build Dates: Feb 16 & 17

Family Information:


Father- Tomas

  • Age: 33

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Weekly Salary: $64 approx.

Mother- Maria

  • Age: 32

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Jaquelin, 14 yrs, Finished Elementary School

  • Brayan, 8 yrs, 3rd Grade

  • Nikol, 4 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Juancarlo, 3 yrs, Preschool

Property Information:

Colonia- Tinajitas
Time with property- 11 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Wood and Dirt Floor

Family Story:

Maria’s family moved from Oaxaca to Ensenadawhen she was just a baby. Tomas and Maria met  while working in a strawberry field in the USA They had crossed illegally in search of a better job and  pay. After four months of dating they decided to return to Mexico instead of continuing to live in the USA, worrying about their legal situation. Back in Ensenada they moved in with Maria’s parents, but it wasn’t ideal for them as a family, they wanted and needed their own space to live. They found a way to buy a piece of land on credit. Despite all their efforts of trying to save up money and finish paying it off, they couldn’t. So they decided to return to the USA to work and save up enough money to pay it off. Once it was paid, they returned to Ensenada with the dream of building their own home on their land. They have not been able to fulfill this dream of building their home. This house will be a great joy for them and their four children. A home that will provide a better quality of life that they can enjoy.