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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It takes more than villages to keep mothers safe

A mother holds her newborn at the casa materna in the town of Jinotega, Nicaragua. The casa materna asks for only a small payment or contribution such as raw food to help cover expenses. Most of the time the mothers are unable to contribute, but no woman is turned away.