Mariana (13 years old) is a Nicaraguan girl that lives in Masachapa, a coastal town located 2 hours away from Managua, the economy of which relies on tourism and fishing. When she was 11, manipulated and deceived by her boyfriend, she was a victim of pornography. Because of this, she lefts school, felt shame and began to have suicidal thoughts. A story full of family violence, alcohol abuse by her father, abandonment, poverty and little social support, caused Mariana to fall into a situation of sexual commercial exploitation. Masachapa a beach city rife with brothels, bars, drugs and alcohol. A vulnerable zone with a deficit of basic services (water, electricity and sewage). There, Mariana lived for more than a year being sexually exploited by local fishermen, national and foreign tourists, before the tolerant and accomplice silence of the community that sees these situations as part of the “normal” dynamic in the area. "What happened to me (CSEC) was because I was naive, but I also needed to feel supported. I have improved, but there are days I still feel very bad and dirty". In November of 2016, the teachers of the community school connect Mariana with TESIS, nicaraguan organization that is part of the alliance DOWN TO ZERO. Since then, Mariana started to receive psychological attention from TESIS´s specialized team in order to face the problem of depression and sexual exploitation she was suffering. The psychological follow-up is carried out every day on Mariana and her family and it consists in designing with her a life project, starting with concrete actions, such as going back to school and selecting better friends. But, above all, bolstering her self-esteem and leaving behind the feelings of guilt. One year later, TESIS states that the work with Mariana has started to give results. She returned to school and has been able to strengthen her family ties, especially to her mother, who she helps sell food to generate family income. “Little by little, my life is changing. Now I have returned home, I used to be with my uncles but I don't trust very much. Since I started the meetings with the psychologist, i understood that it is good for me to study. I want to be better, I went back to school and get together with girls like me on Saturdays. Now, I have more friends."