I hope that here things will work out better for me

I have a son and wife to support back home. I hope that here things will work out better for me.

von REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova

Photo: Boryana Ivanova

I arrived in Turkey from Senegal. From Turkey I made a few attempts to get to Greece on a boat. When I finally made it to Greece, I started selling small things on the streets – bags, sunglasses. The police was chasing us all the time and when they caught me they gave me a 1,000 euro fine. I didn’t have that much money. I kept on working hard because I didn’t want to beg on the streets. After some time, I had a bit of money saved up and I decided to rent a small place and open a shop. Things were finally going well, when after a few months the police came and said that the tax for the the place wasn’t paid, even though I was paying everything to the owners every month. This made it really difficult for me… I have a son and wife to support back home. I hope that here things will work out better for me.

Boryana Ivanova launched REFUGEE VOICE as an attempt to humanise the discussion on refugees and change the often negative perceptions that people have towards them. REFUGEE VOICE wants to  show that every person has their worries and their dreams.
www.refugeevoice.org