Build Dates: October 17th & 18th

Family Information:


Father- Ricardo

  • Age: 32

  • Profession: Field Worker

  • Monthly Salary: $230 approx.

Mother- Josabeth

  • Age: 30

  • Profession: Homemaker

  • Weekly Salary: N/A


  • Ricardo Geovanni, 2 yrs

Property Information:

Colonia- Genaro Vazquez
Time with property- 6 months
Electricity- No
Running Water- No
Structure- Pallets and Cardboard; Tarp Roof

Family Story:

Josabeth and Ricardo met while working in the fields and formed a family 3 years ago. When Josabeth found out she was pregnant with Ricardito, they moved back to their home state of Oaxaca. But life in Oaxaca is hard; it is hard to find work and when you do, your salary is extremely low. Their son was born in Oaxaca, and shortly after birth, he started to get sick often. They saw how difficult their life would be, how expensive the medical visits were and their inability to find work to cover those expenses. They decided that it was best for them, and for their sons future, to move back to Maneadero (Ensenada, BC). Soon after arriving in Ensenada, Ricardo was able to find work and saw how life was better here. Ricardo found land that didn’t require a high down payment and they moved to the land to avoid having to pay rent. They know that having this land is very important to them for their son to have a place to grow up in, a place to call home, a place to play and feel safe. This land will be a part of their family’s heritage. This family doesn’t have a lot of money, but they built a house with pallets, cardboard, and tarps. It is very small and very simple. It has been very hard for them these past few months as they’ve dealt with rain, cold, and then the summer heat. The weather is changing and the rains and cold are returning, but they have faith that God will bless them.