My name is Parviz. I was born in Afghanistan in 1985 and I'm back living here again now. In 2012 I fled to Germany, but I came back voluntarily four years later. Here in Afghanistan I was able to attend training to become a mobile phone repair technician. Now I have my own little shop in the centre of Mazar-e Sharif. My family and I are really happy to be together again and I also got married in the meantime.
Back in 2012 I got into serious trouble here in Afghanistan, so I didn’t see any other option but to leave the country. There was war, violence and conflict. I certainly felt safer in Germany, but I didn’t have any prospects. I couldn’t work there, so I couldn’t really enjoy life. I returned to Afghanistan in 2016 when the situation had stabilised a bit. I'd missed my family a lot, and I didn’t want to be on my own any more.