Building Dates: May 20-21, 2016

Family Information:

Mother- Nicolasa 

  • Age: 54
  • Profession: Second Hand Markets
  • Weekly Salary: $63 



  • Reyna Yanette, age 16 
  • Jose Antonio, age 13
  • Leisha Pamela, age 11
  • Damian, age 9  

Property Information:  

Time with property - 7 months

Letter From the Family: 

I am Nicolasa Rivera Gutierrez, in order to survive I go to the markets and sell second hand items. My children help me when they can and I also clean houses whenever I can. 

I have four children, and the government gives me $13 for every child. I also make $38 selling things in the markets. If I get a chance to clean a house I make about $19-$38. Normally I receive at least $63 a week. Whatever I make I put towards paying my land payments, and rent. It is getting more and more difficult to pay everything each month and that is why I am asking for your help. If I don't sell a lot in the markets, it becomes very difficult to pay rent. It also becomes hard when we need to pay for school activities and supplies. I have four children in school, 1 is in high school, 1 is in middle school, and 2 are in elementary school. This is my situation since I lost my son and now I have to take care of my grandchildren. If you could help me, from my heart I would be so thankful to you. 

Thank you so much, and if you cannot help me, I still thank you so much. 

Sincerely, Nicolasa