“My girlfriend suggested I should try wearing a color. I picked out a purple Hugo Boss suit and it just felt right. Now the only item in my closet that isn’t purple, is a black raincoat. I wore it a few days ago but I wasn’t really feeling it..”
“Why is that?”
“I guess because black is just so black..”

“He just became a big brother. A few months ago we asked him if he wanted to know the sex of the baby. He said that he wanted it to be a surprise. Then we asked him about his preference, he answered: ’‘It doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl as long as I have a little brother.”

“What is your biggest struggle right now?”
“Finding a place to live in Amsterdam.”

“The war in the 80’s was a nightmare for all of us. We were treated like animals. There was no education, no food, no jobs, no nothing. By the time the Americans came we had to split up our family. The boys who were fourteen and older had to pick up arms and were forced to fight in the army. Because the chances for girls to get raped were so high I had to send them to another part of the country. Those were very hard times.”

Nicaragua – Matagalpa

“What do you think is the most important value of street soccer?”
“Street soccer is a sport which is only played on the street mostly by teenage boys. Sometimes they are from less stable families. Not only does the sport keeps them busy it also teaches them a lot of life lessons.”
“Could you give me an example of one of those life lessons?”
“The most important lesson is that sometimes losing is even more important than winning. Winning is fun and maybe good for your confidence but losing a match makes you deal with a lot of emotions such as humiliation, anger and sadness. It motivates you to be stronger and fight back within the boundaries of the game. That is what makes you a stronger player as well in the game as in real life.”