Yunaidi 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.
Yunaidi lives with both parents and siblings, Nancy 15, Chellin 13, Sherlanda 9, and Ruben 3 in a very small house. Her mom picks cherries and dad works at the river collecting stone for a living.
She attends public school and is in the 3rd grade. Her favorite color is pink.