Yesterday I met a Nicaraguan man who had moved to Canada with his parents 24 years ago. It was his first visit back to Nicaragua to visit a very ill grandmother. Unfortunately, I had an appointment which cut short out discussion. I did point him at NL and, hopefully, he will decide to contribute.
In the time that we did have to chat he talked about how he had had an opportunity that turned into a good career for him and how that was something he would not have had if his parents had decided not to move. He also talked a bit about how people here seemed to be broken in spirit. I don't remember his actual words but his point was that they seemed resigned to their lack of opportunity.
I pointed out that I saw the youth here as the possible future, using Jessica the 12 year old that became a "computer teacher" in my house years ago as an example. My point here is that while many adults here do seem to be resigned to their future, offering opportunities to the youth could be what changes things in Nicaragua over the next say 20 years.
In any case, I hope he elects to contribute. I feel his perspective will be very helpful.