Samaná is a small coastal town on the Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic.
The sex tourism industry in the DR is one of the largest in the world. Men from all over the U.S., Canada, Europe, even Asia come to the country in search of some island girl fantasy, but the reality facing the island girls they encounter is usually far from their minds.
Berenise Nuñez, Yoleidi Martinez and Chabeli Mejia are best friends, mothers and, like a lot of the local girls they know, they are sex workers. They raise their children together because the fathers are no longer around and they work the street together so they don't have to do it alone.
They are sex workers because it puts food in their children's mouths and roofs over their heads, and it pays better than most jobs in town. Long after the tourists leave, they remain.