The “Concheras” (Concha = Shell) are people that earn their livelihood from collecting shells that can be found at the bottom of mangroves at Colombia‘s pacific coast. To reach them, they climb and wade through apparently uncrossable jungle, suffer swarms of mosquitos and fish bites in order to make a living. Even daily life is hard, they have a certain economical freedom through fishing and shell collecting and theirfore they enjoy a family-like community life next to the riverside at the pacific coast of Colombia. Most members of this community have been suffering from displacement due to the internal conflict. Despite their hard work, they appreciate the calm, simple and autonomous lifestyle at the side of the river.