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The Gambia
Fatou is a native of Bansang in the Central River Region but currently lives in Tallinding. She is currently engaged in gardending and loves interacting with friends and going to the beach.
Fatou left The Gambia in 2016 to support her family, but she faced a lot of challenges in Libya. Upon her return in April 2017, she opted to open a cosmetics shop, which she hopes to expand in the future. Fatou hopes to continue contributing to raising awareness raising on migration to help her fellow young people, most especially women, for them to make informed decisions. Narrating her story is way for her to relieve her stress about her backway experience.

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.