Beyond the Wave
Image Credit: Patti Gower
Kartini is now seven months pregnant. One of her best friends, Rita Meutea, 26 (right), whom Kartini has known all of her life, lost her only child — two-year-old Ari. Rita, now five months pregnant, lives in a temporary wooden shelter her husband built, which is also used as a small store. In their shared experience, they quietly acknowledge their incredible loss, but look together toward their futures.