Build Dates: September 20-21

Family Information:

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Father - Benjamin

  • Age: 23

  • Profession: Car Washer

  • Monthly Salary:

Mother - Beatriz

  • Age: 25

  • Profession: Packaging

  • Monthly Salary: $100 approx.

Children

  • Dilan , 1 yr

  • Briana , 5 yrs, Kindergarten

  • Abdiel , 6 yrs , 1st grade

Property Information:

Colonia - El Zorrillo
Time with property - 5 yrs
Electricity - Yes
Running Water - No
Structure - N/A
 

Family Story:

Beatriz is 23 and is from Chiapas, a state in the southern part of Mexico bordering with Guatemala. Benjamin is 25 and is from Tijuana. They have been together for 8 years and have 3 beautiful children. Beatriz and Benjamin have had a difficult life but they have been working hard to provide a better life for themselves, and especially for their children. In the past they used to live wherever they could, but it was hard on them. They would work and barely earn enough money to survive, making it impossible to have money for rent. Five years ago they had the opportunity to buy a piece of property from someone for only $8,000 pesos (approximately $450 US dollars), so they took it. Within a year, they had the property paid off and with a lot of hard work they had built a “house” with wood scraps, tarps and whatever they could find. Their hope for this land is to give their children a better future and way of life. .


 

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