I received help in 2019 to open a physiotherapy practice in Serbia. I’m really happy now. You can also realise your ambitions in your own country.
The Egyptian-German Centre assisted me with choosing my career and helped me to improve my chances of getting a job.
A training programme taught me how to manage my own taxi business.
My wife and I have continued to run our business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The advice and help I got from the PGFRC made it possible for me to get my business up and running not long after I returned.
The help I received meant I could start over again as a farmer.
Starting my own delivery service means I can offer career prospects to other young people.
The knowledge I gained from a training course in fish farming meant I could set up my own company.
My sister and I set up our own fashion label in my native Nigeria.
Training in how to start a business enabled me to turn my hobby into a career.
After our return, my wife and I started all over again: growing vegetables is now our future.
I run my own restaurant in my home town. Thanks to some important support, I can constantly develop my business and so also cope with crises.
My wife and I have opened two grocery stores in Ghana. It was a difficult journey to get to this point, but we managed it together.
I have created a little green world in my home village in Morocco. It allows me to earn a living and is my contribution towards sustainability.
My time in Germany was a great experience, but I couldn’t work there. Back in Senegal I now run a sewing workshop and I’m thinking about opening a retail outlet.
I’ve set up a fabric business with assistance from PCFRC. My marketing includes using social media.
I lived in Germany for 20 years before coming back to Pakistan. The PGFRC helped me to find work, which is taking me closer to my long-term goal of having my own restaurant.
Establishing my own workshop has transformed my life.
Wool in organic quality for the weavers in my region – this idea brought me success.
I’ve set up a business in Senegal making maternity and baby clothing.
I’ve successfully set up a cleaning service in Serbia.
Lots of people in my town are unemployed. I’d like to set up my own business to help change that.
I became self-employed as a logo designer in Morocco – a good decision that I hope will benefit others.
Now I’m now back living with my family in Nigeria and raising poultry. It is possible to achieve something here.
I now have my own hairdressing salon in Kosovo. It also offers career prospects for my children.
A father with four daughters is hoping for a good future for his children. The German Information Centre for Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) is assisting the family on its path.
I found my new professional home in a beauty salon in Serbia. My path to get here was a long and difficult one.
Twice I left Ghana for Europe, twice I returned. Thanks to the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) I now have an optimistic outlook for my future.
Now I’m a carpenter fitting out entire restaurants. Only in a roundabout way did I find possibilities to be successful in my dream job.
I thought moving to Europe would solve all my problems. But I didn’t make it there. Now I’m living in Senegal and doing well – thanks to psychosocial support from the “House of Hope”.
My route to Europe ended in Libya, but now my brother and I are running our own tailoring business in our home country of Nigeria.
Fashion designer Touty has opened her own tailoring business with assistance from the "Successful in Senegal" project.
My dream of becoming a professional footballer in Europe was unrealistic. Now I have my own bakery in Ghana and can take good care of myself.
I went to Germany to get ahead in my career. Discover why I'm living in Erbil again and how I managed to return.
Starting a company that focuses on internet marketing gives him hope: Emiliano has built a new future for himself in Serbia after returning from Germany. Today, he is planning to further expand the business and hire several new employees.
My name is Saša. I was born in Kruševac in central Serbia and have returned there after several years in Germany. Because in the meantime I was able to start my own company in Serbia – something I'd always dreamed of doing. But I also received some support. This is my story:
My name is Naa; I'm 29 years old and come from Ghana. I used to work as an event manageress. In 2015, I went to Germany to start a master's degree course in Development Economics and International Studies. But it was clear to me from the start that I would return after I finished. I wanted to help my country develop. At the same time, I was uncertain how I could build a future there.
My name is Derrick; I'm 29 years old and come from Ghana. I studied computer science, but couldn't find work in my home country. I came to Germany as a tourist in 2014, stayed there and worked in a restaurant. But my life was not as I had imagined it.
My name is Agim and I come from Kosovo. I used to work in the marble industry, but the pay was bad. The wages didn't allow me to support my family. So in 2015 I took my wife and three children to Germany. We applied for asylum.
My name is Said and I grew up in the Fès district in Morocco. That's where I learned tailoring. I had the feeling that opportunities would be better elsewhere, so in 2015 I first went to Turkey and then Greece. Eventually I ended up in Germany. At that time I was 30 years old and hoped to find work opportunities in Germany.
I'm Kweku and I live in Ghana. After graduating from university, I initially considered emigrating. But with a little help I then actually found a job in Ghana. Now I'm making all sorts of plans for my future here in my homeland.
I'm 36 years old, from Tunisia, and my name is Wissem. I lived in Europe for a total of 15 years. It was my dream to have a good job there and start a family. But neither of these worked out. Now I've found happiness in my homeland, Tunisia. Back then I wouldn't have thought that possible.
Hi, I'm Khaled. I’m 34 and I come from Tunisia. My family owns a fruit and vegetable outlet where I worked for a long time. But it was always my great dream to live in Europe. I made my way there in 2008 when I was 24 years old. Initially I spent a year in Italy. Then I travelled to Germany via France and Belgium.
My name is Safet and I come from Serbia. After working in my homeland for a long time as an unskilled bricklayer and decorator, I tried my luck in Germany. Although it was difficult to find a job there. So I considered returning to Serbia. Then the decision was made for me. The German authorities deported me.
My name is Jerry and I come from Nigeria. A scholarship enabled me to study engineering in the UK for a year in 2014. After that it became clear to me: I wanted to return to Nigeria and utilise my knowledge in my homeland.
My name is Yassine and I come from Morocco. I completed Islamic Studies in Fès, but couldn't find a job after graduating. Then I was fortunate to participate in training provided by the Promotion of Rural Youth Employment (PEJ) project.
My name is Bestoon; I'm 32 years old and come from Erbil in Iraq. I am married and have two children. We all went together to Germany in 2018, because the situation in Iraq was very difficult for us. But we didn't have a great time in Germany either. Today we're back in Erbil and I have a new career. Now I'm a hairdresser.
My name is Bilal. After the financial crisis, I left Iraq and went to Germany in 2015. I wanted to find a better life there. I arrived in Germany after 12 days of travelling without proper meals or accommodation. My hope was to discover a solution to my problems.
My name is Igrita and I come from Albania. I emigrated to Germany with my husband and three daughters in January 2016. What did we want? A better life! It actually went well: my husband found work as a welder, I as a cleaner and the children attended school. They quickly learned German. Yet we missed our family, our friends and our culture in Albania. So we returned in January 2017.
My name is Realf and I am 25 years old. I went to Germany in early 2018 and wanted to start a career there. But after five months I realised that would be difficult without a legal status. So I returned to my homeland, Albania – then completely new opportunities opened up for me there. What happened was that