In San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, women walk the streets as the sun sets.

Many are mothers who have tucked their children in bed, locked the door and left to sell their bodies for the price of the next day's meal. Their worth is priced at 50 to 200 pesos, or between $1 to $4.

Twice a month, a well-dressed woman approaches the prostitutes on their territory at night. She offers to buy them coffee and talk.

This is Allison Hale, founder of Mercy Jewelry in San Pedro de Macoris. Mercy Jewelry is a ministry founded in 2009 to provide women who worked the streets a life with dignity. Through this ministry, they hear about Chri...

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