Professions in Danger of Extinction

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Fifteen years ago, Nicoyans had options to choose from when looking for someone to fix a watch or make some pants, but with the speed that life is taking on in the modern world and the rise of globalization in the supply of financial products, these kinds of professions are in danger of extinction.

For generations, trades were taught due to lack of opportunity, need or to continue the family legacy. The truth is that these craft-based occupations are becoming less commonly found in the streets and, likewise, few people are interested in learning them.

Small businesses that were once indispensable have become invisible over the years, but in places like Nicoya, they can still be seen, and some have even managed to make a living with these jobs.