Marianny lives in Villa Laura, a village on the outskirts of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Marianny's father abandoned the family when she was three years old, making their circumstances even more difficult. Her mother cleans houses in the city to try to sustain the family. Marianny has one brother.
Currently, Marianny is in 4th grade at the public primary school. Her favorite subject is language arts. During her free time she likes to play with her dolls and dishes. She wants to become a teacher in the future.