The agonies of war-torn Africa are deeply etched in the bodies of women. In eastern Congo, vying militias, armies, and bandits use rape as a weapon of terror. Recently engaged to a young man from her village, 20-year-old Lumo Sinai can't wait to have children and start a family. But when she crosses paths with marauding soldiers who brutally attack her, she is left with a fistula--a condition that renders her incontinent and threatens her ability to give birth. Rejected by her fiance and cast aside by her family, Lumo finds her way to the one place that may save her, a hospital for rape survivors. Lumo and her friends keep alive the hope of one day resuming their former lives, thanks to an operation that can restore them fully to health. As she and her friends recover from surgery, they pass the days by gossiping and sharing their dreams of one day finding love. But when it looks like her operation may have failed, Lumo's faith is thrown entirely into question.