“The term neighbor in my country is a sacred thing. In fact we always urge people to consider them, the neighbors are an extension of the family. I was lucky to live a short time in Barcelona and become friends with my neighbors. We always recommend to look at the community where we live, a mother, father, brothers and friends, so it will feel protected as a family and people can live in harmony”.
“I’m 24 years I came to live in Barcelona when I was 16 from Ecuatorial Guinea. So I’ve been here eight years … For me, a home is where you make you home, where you feel comfortable. No matter where you are born. For me personally my home is here, but I always remember my roots, I never forget where I come from”
“My name is Woyta I am from Mali and am 29 years old. I have been in Spain for five years. I want people to see the life we are living to survive, the life is not easy”.
“When I was young I had the dream to come to Europe. I came to Barcelona, like a lot of people, to look for money, for work. In Europe there is a lot of opportunity. Sure there are people who are living well in Senegal but I think there are more opportunities here. You can make more money here, that’s why a lot of people want to come here. For me there are opportunities here, but for the last year I haven’t been able to find a job. In terms of the people here – there are some people who are open some people who are closed it depends on the people. If people look at me on the street because I am black, it doesn’t bother me, because I am here looking for a better life. I don’t want to live in Europe my whole life, I don’t like being away from my family the whole time”.