My name is Charles. I'm 37 years old and I come from Nigeria. I’ve managed to make a success as a chicken farmer in my home country. If I’d known I could do that beforehand, I’d never have tried to emigrate. Now I’m living together with my family again. This new start with my own business means I can provide them with what they need.
I grew up in a poor family – my parents never had much money. I wanted my three children to have a better life than that. A lot of my friends emigrated to Europe after leaving school, and they sent money back to their families at home. I wanted to do the same, but I only got as far as Libya and ultimately had to come back home. My dream had been shattered.