Ten stories seen and told by women from different parts of the world, connected by the theme of motherhood. The women''s stories form an intense film about motherhood and love: the moment after first childbirth, the pride of being able to offer your children an education and the bright moments of everyday life. But the stories also show the effects of tragic events, such as a mother''s worry when her child falls sick or is mistreated. Above all, the stories speak of survival: These women have struggled through life against all odds. They give us hope of a better tomorrow.