A group of troubled youngsters with a well-off life in Spain are sent to a Nicaraguan village in a regime of discipline and work. To reach the objective they will have to respect some rules and they won't be able to enjoy the comforts that they are used to.
The principal aim of 'Momotombo' is the construction of a canteen at a local school, but the real mission for them is to acquire responsibility and reconsider their own lives. The teenagers are high-medium class youngsters who are wasting their lives despite the opportunities they have thanks to the support of their families. They don't study, they don't work and they live in constant conflict with their parents.
'Operación Momotombo' takes them to one of the poorest areas of Nicaragua where the biggest concern is simply to survive. The experience is developed at the community of 'El Quebracho', 145km North from Managua, Nicaragua's capital. The youngsters will learn to value their life in Spain, dealing with real problems every day.
The coach of this docu-reality is the former football player Julio Salinas, particularly known for the twelve years that he spent at F.C. Barcelona, but he has also had other TV experiences and it's an expert in self-esteem therapies.
'Operación Momotombo' is a docu-reality, an adaptation from the French format 'The Missionaries' (Banijay International) successfully showed on TF1.
Production: Plural Entertainment