The Nicaraguans brag about being a secure country - in one of the most dangerous regions. Nevertheless they arrange themselves behind locked doors, as soon as they get the chance. After a decade of increasing death rates and crime, the violence curve in Nicaragua since 2010 has been cracked, and according to a new report from the UN development programme UNDP the country have Central America’s lowest death rate.

"One thing is statistics. Another thing is people’s experience of being insecure, which in Nicaragua is the double amount of the actual number and means, that many dream of enhancing the safety in their home. Fences and railings is connected to resources, and among the poorest part of the population a secure house means, that you are working your way up the social ladder," Francisco Bautista explains, who is a writer and researcher in citizen security.

Meet Ana Avilez who lives on the address 'from where the terminal were, 100 meters to the lake at street 102’ in a town that became ruins at an earthquake in 1972, and where a reference spot as the terminal now only is left in the society's mind. She lives in one of Managua’s poorest and most dangerous neighbourhoods, has broken with her social inheritance and uses her education to make her home safer.

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