“One time this American man was visiting our village. When he saw our little fishers boat he asked if we could transport him. He wanted to go surfing offshore and was in need of transportation. Even though we could really use the money, my husband doubted to accept his offer because of the bad conditions of our boat. I told my husband he had to be transparent about the situation. The man was willing to go anyways so my husband took him. When they came back the American was so excited that once he got home he set up a Facebook page for us and told his entire group of friends about his experience. After that we kept getting more and more people who either wanted to go surfing or fishing with us. Our financial situation started to develop and through the years we managed to save up money. Nowadays we own three boats and all our kids went to school. One even graduated and is now a primary school teacher.”

Nicaragua – Popoyo