In July 2021 I left Ecuador
to come to this country
because my whole family had immigrated to this country years ago.
My trip to this country was a bit complicated
because of what I had to go through, but compared to other people, my trip was a little shorter and a little better. I didn’t have to walk at all. It was just a bit hard for me when I entered immigration and
I spent 20 days without my family
without my friends
without anyone I knew
I was with other people from different countries who came for the same dream there
no one could go out.
Inside we could not have contact with the family
Every day it was a bit hard for me not because of the mistreatment but because of the loneliness that I feel locked up inside there but in 20 days.
I was able to leave there and meet again my family and be with them again
and many people who come to this country,
there are some who manage to arrive well
and there are others who even lose their lives at the border
due to hunger
due to fatigue
due to thirst
because it is very hard, many people have to walk too much in high temperatures and some manage to get there alive and some not.
Many do it for a better future
a better life
a better education.
~ Boy from Ecuador