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.
My name is Afia*, I am 48 years old and come from Apesokubi, a small town in the Oti region of Ghana. I was trained in dressmaking, but it did not provide sufficient income. I sought my fortune in Germany and later again in the Netherlands, without success.
In 2017, I returned to Ghana for good – partly because I had suffered personal blows of fate. With the little money I had, I rented a room in Kasoa, in the centre of the country, and ran a small-scale trading business. However, the business did not go well and soon collapsed.