My name is Igrita and I come from Albania. I emigrated to Germany with my husband and three daughters in January 2016. What did we want? A better life! It actually went well: my husband found work as a welder, I as a cleaner and the children attended school. They quickly learned German. Yet we missed our family, our friends and our culture in Albania. So we returned in January 2017.
But we had a difficult start in our homeland. The school year in Germany was not recognised and the children found it difficult to integrate into Albanian school lessons. Moreover, my husband and I could not find a new job. There simply weren't enough vacancies, and therefore too little work to sustain us.