Amancia lives in Villa Laura, a village near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Amancia speaks Spanish.
When Amancia was six years old her parents abandoned her because they were not able to sustain her. Amancia lives with her aunt and three cousins.
Her aunt sells groceries in the village to try and sustain the family. Her uncle is currently incarcerated. They live in a two-room home made of wood and cardboard.
Amancia's mother now lives in another town and has a new family. No one knows where her father is or if he is even alive.
She currently is in 2nd grade in the primary public school. Her favorite subject is math and her favorite color is red. In her spare time, Amancia likes to play with dolls. Amancia wants to become a doctor.