Yeury 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.
Yeury lives with both parents and two siblings. Yeury's siblings are Leydi age two and Deivy who is five years old.
His father is a farmer and also tries to find work picking up left over construction material on job sites. His mother works in the cherry plantation during the harvest season. Their income is simple not enough to provide for the family's basic needs.
Yeury speaks Spanish and attends public school. He is currently in 4th grade and his favorite class is mathematics. In his free time, Yeury enjoys playing soccer. In the future, Yeury would like to become a firefighter.