Joelito lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
Joelito lives with both parents and nine siblings. His dad works as a farmer, when he can find work, to try to provide for his family as best as he can.
Joelito can speak Spanish and Creole. He attends the public school that is two miles from their village. Joelito is in the 5th grade and his favorite subject is math. His favorite color is yellow and he likes to play soccer. In the future Joelito would like to become a firefighter.