David lives in Batey Lechería in the Dominican Republic. Batey is the Haitian word for village. The older generations in Batey Lechería are Haitian.
David lives with his mother and three siblings. His mom works cleaning houses to try to provide for the basic needs of her family. Cleaning homes is not always consistent work so his mother sometimes is unable to find work. David's father abandoned the family when he was just five years old and no one knows of his whereabouts.
His sister Mileissi, who is eleven and also in 25 Project's sponsorship program, is in charge of the care of the family while their mother is in the city cleaning homes. David's other siblings are Jalbin who is 14 and Galilea who is 4 years old.
Currently, David is in 2nd grade and his favorite subject is language arts. David speaks Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball. David would like to become an engineer in the future.