Pamela was born in 2010 and 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.
Pamela lives with both grandparents in a humble house with her siblings, Paola who is 15 and Estarlin who is 5 years old. Pamela's father abandoned the family years ago and then her mother also left them and moved to the city. Her grandfather works as a security man but cannot adequately provide for the children.
Pamela attends public school and is in the 2nd grade. Her favorite color is pink and she would like to become a doctor in the future.