Isabel Cristina 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.
Isabel Cristina lives with both parents in a small house. Her dad works as a farmer to earn a living.
She attends public school and is in preschool. Her favorite color is orange.