I spent about a week with D. Nira, Senhor Luizinho and their large family in Praia Grande. I truly appreciated the time I spent with them as they showed me how dignified, proud, honest and hard working they are and how they keep their family together regardless of facing tremendous difficulties.
Praia Grande is beginning to show sights of environmental decay and rise in criminality. The island, a potential touristic destination could, if well managed, offer job alternatives for the locals, alleviating the consequences of poverty
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