My name is Simon and I’m 37 years old. My wife Munaya and I have three children. Our search for a better life took us from Ghana to Germany. But we couldn’t stay there. Back in our home country, we received some help to open two grocery stores. Now we can provide for our family.
I couldn’t find a job in Ghana in 2007, so I travelled to Libya. My wife followed three years later, but civil war broke out in Libya shortly after that and we suffered from hunger. We decided to take a boat to Italy, and from there we travelled on to Germany where we hoped to find better opportunities for our children. We weren’t granted a residence or work permit though because Ghana is considered to be a safe country, so we finally returned to Accra.