Fatoumatta
The Gambia
Hailing from Kotu, Kanifing Municipality, Fatoumatta is currently engaged in selling ice and juice. She loves listening to music and singing, especially about pertinent issues.
Fatoumatta left the country in August 2015, influenced by her husband who was in Libya at the time. Unfortunately, her husband passed away when the boat he was on capsized. Fatoumatta is thankful that she and her child returned home safely in 2017 and is now working to build her capacities in business management.

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.

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