Modeline 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.
Modeline lives with both parents and siblings, Shakira 6, Jafrey 3, and Benjamin 1, in a small house. Her mom picks cherries for a living and her dad works construction occasionally.
She attends public school and is in 3rd grade. Her favorite color is pink.