Isaias 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.
Isaias lives with both parents and siblings, Leison 19, Witney 17, and Eli 13. His dad is sick and mom sells charcoal for a living.
He attends public school and is in 4th grade. His favorite color is yellow.