Dageiri 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.
Dageiri lives with her grandma and her sister Dairen who is 14 years old. They live in a very small home. Grandma sells avocados and other vegetables for a living, and though mom remains in Haiti, she sends money sometimes. Her dad abandoned the family many years ago.
Dageiri attends public school and is in 2nd grade. She likes to read and her favorite color is pink.