Miranda lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
Life for Haitians in the Dominican is difficult. Unless they have sufficient funds to start their own business, which most do not, they are passed over for work because of their nationality. Dominicans prefer to hire their own countrymen.
Miranda lives with her grandma and her mother. Her dad abandoned the family. Miranda's mom cleans homes for a living.
Miranda speaks Spanish and attends preschool. Her favorite color is pink and in her free time she likes to play with dolls.