Gustavo lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
Gustavo was born in the Dominican Republic and speaks Spanish. Gustavo has eight siblings and lives with his mother. Gustavo's father abandoned the family when he was five years old. This made their circumstances even more difficult. His father lives in the same village but will not acknowledge or help support Gustavo.
Currently, Gustavo is in 5th grade attending the primary public school. His favorite subject is mathematics and he enjoys playing soccer. Gustavo wants to become a doctor in the future.