Build Dates: June 24-26

Family Information:


Father- Tomas

  • Age: 35

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Monthly Salary: $265

Mother- Ofelia

  • Age: 30

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Monthly Salary: N/A


  • Diana, 2 yr

Property Information:

Colonia- Tinajitas
Time with property-  1 yr +
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- Yes
Structure- Wood

Family Story:

Ofelia and Tomas are originally from Oaxaca. Tomas came with his family to Ensenada 18 years ago; Ofelia has been in Ensenada for 26 years. Ofelia stopped going to school when she was just 11 years old, and started working in the fields. Ofelia met Tomas at the age of 13 while working in the fields; 9 years later they started dating. They were married on November 26, 2011, after dating for 2 years. At the time, Ofelia had a piece of land, but they had no money to build a home, so they lived with the mom. In 2012 they had their first child together, bur the baby boy passed away after 2 days because his lungs were underdeveloped. This was a very difficult time for Ofelia to get through. One year later she was pregnant again, but miscarried. The same happened the following year, another miscarriage. Ofelia tried so hard to understand the reasoning for this and what God had planned. She didn’t understand what she had done wrong to be hospitalized once again fro losing yet another baby. Their marriage suffered a lot during those years and they both felt terribly. In 2016, Diana was born to them and she is a miracle from God. The family is doing well, they are happy and everyone cares for that little girl. They would still like to have two more children. For many years they both worked in the fields. Ofelia now stays home to care for Diana, Tomas works. Tomas earns a salary of approximately $66 a week during harvest, while other months he would earn as little as $11 a week. About a year ago they decided to start moving forward in building their own home on Ofelia’s land. They have a simple room, but hope that with God’s help they can build a better house to provide a better future for their family.