Cindy lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
Cindy's dad abandoned the family. Cindy's mom cleans homes for a living when she can find work. Sometimes they have to live with Cindy's aunt because her mom can't find work and cannot pay the rent.
Cindy speaks Spanish and attends preschool. Her favorite color is pink and in her free time she likes to play with dolls.