My name is Mbaye. I’m 64 years old and live in Senegal. I came back to my home country after spending a long time in Europe. I didn’t have any specific expertise when I decided to travel abroad in the 80s. I went to Guinea in 1986 and worked as a tailor. From there I went to Morocco, and then on to Europe. I worked in a water filter factory there.
I went to Senegal on holiday in 2009 and bought a water filtration system. I made sure I had all the necessary permissions and thought it would be possible build up a good business with a water filter in Senegal. I also had experience in this area. My water filtration system filters the water and packages it in small plastic bags (250 or 450 millilitres). In local currency they currently cost 25 and 50 CFA Francs, which equates to around 4 and 8 euro cents. People can afford that, even those who don’t earn much.