In a simple clinic in El Salvador, we met Virginia and her granddaughter, Heimy. Part of a scattering of concrete dwellings in a community known as the Libertad Residencial, this clinic provides medical care and vitamins to the local families.
While we conversed with Virginia, Heimy giggled and played at our feet. Much like any other two-year-old, Heimy loves to play with dolls, pretend to shop, and run to her heart’s content. We were surprised to learn that she had been born two months premature: an unfortunately common occurrence for women who do not have access to proper nutrition during pregnancy.