When Bella left Africa she thought that her husband would get a house as soon as they got to Europe and they would have children, a family like the one she left back home. And she thought that within five years she would be returning home.

"As soon as I stepped out of the plane, I really wanted to go back if it was possible. It was so cold, it was so scary, everything so huge, everybody going really quickly. Although I was with my husband it was still very strange for me.

"Europe is very structured, you are responsible for everything you do, you have to be self-confident and do it on your own. You don't have to be lazy, you have to use your mind. You have to work hard to get what you want. Europe is somewhere that you have to follow the rules, you don't have to play with it. When you are not a structured person, it makes you very miserable. You don't know what to do."


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Source: Al Jazeera