My wife warned me against traveling with a big suitcase
Saying goodbye to the family
I had enough time to organize and prepare for my trip. I knew what was involved and the immediate consequences like missing my family and friends from the start. The trip arrangements involved so many things including looking for money to travel with, buying some stuff, bidding farewell to my people and packing suitcases among others. In all the preparations I was such a joyful person and I was so eager to go to Europe to fulfill my dream of becoming a rich man in society.
I was a freelance photojournalist in my country and enjoying an average standard of living. I could survive and also support my family with the basic necessities of life on the small salary I was earning. I can say I was content with what I had and life was okay until I saw the richness and the luxurious life of my friends who had migrated to Europe. I admired them and their richness so much to the extent that I started regarding myself as one of the disadvantaged people in society.
Ssuuna tries to find a job. Being illegal makes finding a job extra difficult
Finding a job in Europe without papers is quite difficult. Only a few employers will hire you, mainly because it is cheaper for them. Even then there is a high risk that they will be caught by the police.