New York

By Amy H.
Grade 5, New York
Country of Origin: Haiti

Carlo Payen was born in Haiti in 1977. He came to America when he was 16 years old. He came here because his family was already here. Carlo has 2 sisters and 2 brothers. His religion is Catholic. Carlo's favorite food is lasagna and rice. The thing Carlo hates the most is the language. Carlo has many relatives in America. Carlo is happy about where he lives now and likes all the job opportunities. Carlo describes his homeland as ''small, a lot of farmland, and hot.'' He is now 22 years old and has a job at a nursing home.

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