Building Dates: May 20-21, 2016

Family Information:

Mother- Zenaida 

  • Age: 41
  • Profession: Seamstress  
  • Weekly Salary: $50



  • Alan Daniel, age 16
  • Sheyla Sabine, age 15 
  • Danna Paola, age 12

Property Information:  

Time with property - 9 months

Letter From the Family: 

The true reason I want you to build me a home is because with what I make right now does not pay for all our expenses. And I am tired of moving from one place to another, before we used to rent, when I lived with the father of my children and when we left it became very difficult and even in just one month we had to move three times. One reason was because the father of my children drank and it was very difficult to be near him. After that place we moved to a new place but they asked me to move. Then I had to look for a place to live and work. Where we are now I feel more at peace but I am still paying rent.

My friend came to me and told me about how we could buy land and pay a down payment. Once I paid that and the first payment for my land, we went to live on our land, but it is very small. We didn't all fit my 3 children and I. We were very tight and all of my children's things were annoying because there was no space, it got worse when it rained because everything got wet. I had a few things outside and they got all wet as well as everything inside. I don't know how they made the roof, but I couldn't sleep and had to put tupperware under all of the leaks as the water was falling on the mattress where we slept. Half of our floor was mattress and the rest was just dirt. So when it rained it just became mud. 

A friend was worried about us and she was telling us that her son could lend me a house and that we should talk to him. So now we live there in that house now. I make about $50 a week now as a seamstress and sometimes I watch my friends children and I make about $3 per child. 

Two of my children are in middle school right now and the third wants to go to high school soon. Everything I make goes to buying food, school costs, and land payments. That is all, that you so much for taking your time in reading my letter. God bless you.