Photographer Nadia Todres created this series of portraits of young women in Haiti. Each is holding food or a related item that's a symbol of their challenging lives in the island country, which has been rocked by protests and food shortages. Todres asked each woman to write about her struggles.
"The situation is very stressful. I am scared because I don't know what will happen. We can't find water and food. We spend more money to buy rice & beans. I feel our future is threatened because I don't know when we will go back to school," wrote Abigaelle Mezidor.
"Because of the situation of my country I have a headache every day. I feel so sad when I witness the bad choices being made and how we are killing the future of our children," Bianca Lucien wrote.
"In my neighborhood I can't find anything to buy, even with a little money. Everyone across the country is in long lines to buy something to eat. To save water I can't allow myself to shower every day," Dieulynda Maxillien wrote.
"I am afraid that if this situation does not change I will lose my job. All my savings are gone. I am very frustrated," Jennifer Laguerre wrote.
"I am living with sadness because of the protests. I would like to eat every day, but there's no money to buy food. Sometimes I sleep without having eaten anything all day. It's very hard for me. Every day I'm praying to God to change everything," Jouseline Norde wrote.
"During these past 10 days I don't feel at peace. I feel traumatized and afraid. In my neighborhood it's like a desert; we don't have any water to drink. I am going through a very bad time, like everyone else. I hope everything returns to normal soon," Melanca Lucien wrote.