The family in Africa expect you to send money back home. How far do you go to earn your money? There are sacrifices to make.
The responsibility to earn money and send it back home is a heavy burden for African migrants in Europe to carry. Some of them have to perform illegal activities, for which they are deeply ashamed.
Rose from Nigeria was told that she would get a job as a cleaner in Italy, but was forced to work as a prostitute. Marie from Burkina Faso worked as a dancer in a nightclub for years. Now she is a journalist en writes about the life she left behind. A young Gambian in Barcelona sells drugs to support his family back home. Baba from Ghana visits the annual tomato fight in Buñol, Spain. In Beguedo, Burkina Faso you can see the effects of migration very well. Twenty-five percent of the 20.000 inhabitants is fruit picking in Italy and the village has been transformed because of it.