Freddy 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.
Freddy was born in the Dominican Republic and speaks Spanish. Freddy lives with his parents. He has two siblings who are nine and four years old. His dad is a farmer and his mother works in a cherry plantation, but their income is not enough to sustain the family.
Currently, Freddy is in 4th grade at the primary public school. His favorite subject is math and he enjoys playing soccer. His favorite color is blue. Freddy would like to become an engineer in the future.