Martha Maria travels the narrow alleys of Guachupita, a vulnerable neighborhood in Santo Domingo, to counsel young pregnant women on how to have a safe pregnancy.
Years back, she was invited to participate in a group that met to share information about maternal care. Motivated, she decided to become a community advisor. With her visit, Yrkania Santos, a 21-year-old single mother, is managing her second pregnancy in a new manner; she has learned to stay healthy, a very different experience from her first pregnancy.
Photographer: Juan Carlos Fernández García, Dominican Republic