When a storm rages outside, 8-year-old Flor and her three siblings cling to their mother, Lucia, inside their ramshackle home in rural Honduras, frightened of what might happen next. The children scream, “Mama, we’re going to die,” afraid their rickety shelter will break apart.
Already, 1 ½ -year-old Luis, of Guatemala, is so weak from malnutrition he can't walk. He can only cling to his mother, who worries that he will waste away from the deadly effects of malnutrition, just like his twin brother did two months earlier.
A drought, plus crop disease breed hunger in the rural area of El Salvador where Diana and her family live. As a result, Patricia, Diana’s mother, must ration the food she will give her family to survive.