Julian was born in 2008 and 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.
Julian lives with his mother and siblings. His father abandoned the family and does not provide any care for them. His mother cleans houses in the city for a living. Her income is simply not enough to provide properly for the family.
Julian attends public school and is in 3rd grade. His favorite color is blue and he would like to become a doctor and professional soccer player in the future.