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January 16, 2014

From right, Karen Urbina Cabrera poses with her daughter, Valerie, and sisters María Frida and Noemi. Karen’s mom, María Esther Cabrera, was in Nicaragua burying her mother at the time of the photo. The five women used to live in a shantytown in the center of San José, and although it’s been hard adjusting so “far from everything,” they like their new home because they have a healthier environment and a nicer community.

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