Building Dates: January 9-10, 2016

Family Information:

Father- Martin

  • Age: 28
    • Profession: Construction
  • Weekly Salary: $80

Mother- Claudia 

  • Age: 26
  • Profession: Construction
  • Weekly Salary: $80



  • Ivanna, age 5

Property Information:  

Time with property - 6 months

Letter From the Family: 

Hello, we are the Villanueva Juarez family and vía this letter I'd like to ask for your help in building my family a home. 

I have been living in Tijuana for two and a half years and my husband has been living here for four years now. We are originally from Puebla. My husband moved north before my daughter and I to look for opportunities we couldn't find in the south. I was living and working with my mother in law in the fields when I decided to move north to help my husband. My daughter's name is Ivanna and she is five years old. When I first got here, we started looking for a place to rent but we quickly realized how expensive living in the North is. All the concrete houses were too much for us so we live in a little house made of wood. I was looking for a job and started to help my husband work so we could pay our bills. During that time my daughter didn't go to school so our neighboor would babysit her. 

My daughter started getting really sick and very frequently. The doctors would worried about her so I stopped working as much so dedicate my time in taking care of her. The doctors started giving her treatments and thanks to God she doesn't get as sick as often. Little by little we were saving up for land when my brother in law made a down payment on a piece of land. We decided to get land next to him. It was perfect timing because the place we are living has a cockroach infestation. We put venom and killers everywhere but we can't get rid of them. 

We are current on our land payments but it has been very hard on my husband to make all our ends meet. We decided to look for help and found your organization. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your help and for choosing our family. We honestly don't know where we'd be without your help. God Bless. -Martin, Claudia, and Ivanna