Yani "Nancy" Ortiz lives in this house with her husband and their three children, ages 2, 5 and 10. They have lived here for six years.
The infrastructure for a permanent population remains unmet in the Bateys. The schools have little to no funding; there is no running water or plumbing; and trash collection is obsolete. Another problem plaguing these small communities is the lack of legal documentation of citizenship. Without the basic rights as a citizen, most of these people are denied education and healthcare.