My name is Ibrahima and I’m 33 years old. I spent 10 years abroad. I was in Turkey, Serbia, Hungary and Germany. In 2015 I applied for political asylum in Germany, but my application was refused – so I came back to Senegal. Now I’m living in Diaglé, the village where I was born, and I’m committed to growing vegetables. It's in the Saint-Louis region in northern Senegal.
I had left Senegal to start a new life, but I couldn’t get a job in Germany without the necessary residence permit, and without a job I had no way of earning a living and no prospects. That’s why I decided to come back to Senegal.