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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It takes more than villages to keep mothers safe

Martha Lorena Florez Hernandez, 31, a mother of five, left, talks with Corina del Tercero at Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman. The maternity home, a nonprofit financed by organizations outside the country but staffed by 15 Nicaraguans, received its 15,000th mother in June. The casa has reported just two maternal deaths since receiving the first mother in October 1991.