After a year in Belgium, Aline has returned to Grango in Burkina Faso. “My family welcomed me back with open arms,” Aline expressed when we met with her 6 months later.
“I was happy in Belgium, too, but I couldn’t stay,” she says. “I couldn’t get used to the weather, and I never got my papers sorted out. That really discouraged me, and I decided to return.”
Her own store
“I received some funding to help me get back on my feet here. Today, I own a small shop where I sell food and hygiene projects,” Aline remarks. “Due to the heat, I don’t sell any drinks or fresh food.”
Aline has not yet used all her reintegration funds and would like to allocate them to purchase storage for her merchandise and for refrigerators so she can sell fresh food. She would also like a refrigerator for her store. “That way I could sell juice. It would do well with all the students who pass by on their way to school.”
Meet Aline and visit her store in the following video: