“We were three guys from Nicaragua trying to cross the US border. The person who would take us collected 500 dollars from us separately. When we were about to cross the border he suddenly stopped the car. He pulled out his gun and commended us to get out of the truck. He left us behind in the middle of the Mexican dessert without anything. Thank god one of the guys had a big bottle of water, I’m not sure if we had survived without that bottle. There was no other option than to keep on walking. We walked the entire night until we got to a road. A truck driver stopped and brought us to a town nearby. I stayed in Mexico for a while to work. When I went back to Nicaragua I decided to be build something for myself. I got this job as a chef in the resort and I found my true passion. I really love to cook and I love it even more to see the costumers enjoy the food I make.”

Nicaragua – Popoyo