jimmy the man tours Jimmy’s dream.. Jimmy is a 30 year old, born and raised true Nicaraguan local. He currently works as a night-receptionist/bartender at one of the laid back hostels in Granada, Hostel La Libertad.Jimmy has had a very turbulent past, and had to flee his country during the revolution of ’79 at a very young age. He went to Mexico and eventually found himself in New Jersey, USA. After a couple of years, when the political situation settled down in Nicaragua, he was able to return home.Jimmy has dreams of starting up his very own tour guiding business in the Granada, Nicaragua region. This region is filled with beautiful colonial history, active volcanoes, sweet surf beaches and very lively Latino bars. Jimmy also knows a lot about the rural life around the Granada region and the typical aspects of Nicaraguan life. Jimmy would love to show travelers all of these fantastic secret hidden spots that they otherwise would not usually see when visiting his country. Jimmy however has had no option to realize his dream. Jimmy has the right talent to make his business run successfully yet in a country, like Nicaragua, the financial needs are just not there for him. Jimmy is one of the few English-speaking Nicaraguans, and knows his country like no other, loves meeting people from all over the world and is very interested in showing you his favorite spots in this beautiful country.With your help, through online support and donations, you will be able to help him realize his dream and make it come true! Follow Jimmy on this website with weekly episodes, newsflashes and blogs, of his project and see for yourself what happens with your support and become part in making his dream come true!
The solotrekker foundation The Foundation was established in the end of 2007 by Daan Spits & Jaap van ‘t Kruis (both from The Netherlands).The Foundation maintains the vision to assist local people in developing countries with their dreams & ideas of starting their own business, to become achievable and successful. We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to be able to live out their dreams and make them come true. The Foundation believes it should work in the most sustainable way that is possible. That is to maintain social structure of the communities, enhance economical sustainability (and growth!) and most importantly sustain the preservation of local cultures, values and principles.Jaap and Daan, of The Foundation combine their strengths of their own expertise and experience into achieving these goals. They specialize in multi-media, (sustainable) business and film production. They work together with the local people and help them through assistance and guidance in realizing their dreams.