Ismael lives in Villa Laura, a village on the outskirts of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Ismael lives with both parents and two siblings. His mom cleans houses for a living and his dad works as a farmer, when he can find work, to help provide for the family.
Ismael speaks Spanish and attends the public school that is two miles from his village. He is currently in 6th grade and his favorite subject is math. In his free time, Ismael likes to play soccer. Ismael's favorite color is blue and he wants to become a mechanic in the future.