I'm Maria Elena Sassuela
Maria Elena was born in the Dominican Republic, even though her parents are Haitian. She currently lives in a Batey. A batey is a shanty-town camp where sugarcane cutters live. We have come alongside this batey in Brador to help care for children. Maria Elena loves to spend time with her friends and especially enjoys jumping rope. She has seven other siblings, and spends a lot of time with them. Her mother is currently unemployed and takes care of all of the children, and her father works in Haiti. The family has limited documentation.