Family Ranch

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My family ranch in the Dominican Republic
My family ranch in the Dominican Republic

This is a snapshot of what my family and I see when we're up top in our family cabin. This ranch, which is located in the town of Jarabacoa, was left behind by my grandfather after he passed away in 1994. I cannot go into details about how much land we own, but all i can say is that it is a lot and that it is worth a lot of money. Over the past two decades, my family has often disputed on whether or not to sell it because of the value of it and the fact that no one was making use of it. However, in recent years, our family has begun to embrace the ranch once again as more and more family gatherings have been planned to be hosted there. For me, the land serves as an escape from the everyday burdens of city life. As someone who is the son of immigrant parents, I don't have firsthand knowledge of what it must have been like to live in a developing country, but when I come here i tend to learn more and more about my family roots. The land serves as a reminder of where my family has been and strides they continue to make the better themselves. 

Place(s): Dominican Republic, Ranch, Country, Farm
Year: 1987

– Karol Ortiz

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant