Tio Antonio

Nicaragua, Photography, Travel

Tio Antonio: Changing Lives with Coffee & Hammocks


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After realizing the lack of opportunities in the country for individuals with disabilities, Tio Antonio (“Uncle Tony”) created Cafe de las Sonrisas, along with a Hammock shop, both which only employ individuals with disabilities. We met him on our second day in Granada, and were immediately inspired by both his vision and words. He said to us, “I want you to enjoy Nicaragua, but also really SEE Nicaragua,” meaning get to know the history and culture of the country, and look at it more than from just a tourist’s point of view.  He shared many words of wisdom with us during our brief visit, but what stuck with us the most was:

“Your camera is your power.” 

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