We had to stick together

I am 23 years old and come from Afghanistan. I was born in Bagram, where I lived with my family. I went to school until the seventh grade, then I stayed at home and helped my mother with the household. My life was beautiful – until my father died. Continue reading “We had to stick together”

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Education of my children is the most important thing to me

My name is Ghada. I am 43 years old and come from Aleppo, Syria. In Syria I worked very hard, together with my husband. Although women do not work in my family, I asserted myself. I even trained as a hairdresser. All this I did for the education of my children, it is the most important thing to me. Continue reading “Education of my children is the most important thing to me”

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I am from one of the poorest countries in Africa

I am 21 years old and come from Niger. Niger is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It is very dry there and hot. The people live under very bad conditions. There is no good education, not enough food and not enough medicine. Most people in my home country work as farmers. I attended primary school in Niger and lived there with my family. My parents died very early, so I had to live with my uncle. Continue reading “I am from one of the poorest countries in Africa”

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I lived under great stress

I am 30 years old and come from Sudan. In Sudan I attended school and lived with my family. Originally I come from Eritrea, but my family left the country when I was very young. Sudan is safer for us than our homeland. Nevertheless, it was not easy for us. We were constantly asked about our origins, and we constantly had problems finding a good job. I left Sudan for political reasons. Continue reading “I lived under great stress”

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