Raquel started at Emanuel House with the first preschool class at age 4 and now attends in the afternoon. She lives with her father, mother, and two younger siblings. Their tin-roof house is in the neighborhood of La Yuca in Quisqueya with partially concrete floors with no indoor bathroom. Raquel was born in San Pedro de Macoris, a town outside of Quisqueya, DR. Raquel’s mother is half Haitian and half Dominican and her father is Haitian. Because of that, they do not have legal papers, and Raquel’s father is unable to find consistent work. Raquel is very sweet, caring and somewhat quiet. She enjoys going to Emanuel House especially when they color in class. She is happy, loves learning about God, playing with dolls, and singing. She enjoys playing baseball, jump rope, hola hoop and studying math. Her favorite color is purple.
Current Age: 11 years old
Location: Emanuel House