The river and the rain are the tools of Maria’s trade. The thirty-two-year-old mother, who washes clothes for a living, relies on both to earn an income. During the dry season, she navigates a dangerous, rocky path to the river to collect liters of water, each trip taking about thirty minutes. Or, she must bide her time and wait for enough rainwater to fill a clothes basin. The work is tedious and tiring. It’s enough for her and her family to survive, but there is little reward beyond that.
For Maria, though, even the possibility of a brighter future for her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter (who is also named Maria) is a reason to keep going. Fortunately, this hard-working mother received prenatal multivitamins during her pregnancy. With a healthy start to life, little Maria is better prepared to overcome any rocky paths, heavy rains, or obstacles that come her way.
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