Barikisu's story is one that is both unique and striking. Her migration story highlights the importance of persevering in adversity. Perseverance - it is the fuel that drives the human engine beyond all seemingly insurmountable ordeals in life. It is the state of continuing to exist in spite of all the difficult circumstances we may encounter on our journey in and out of this world. As human beings, our ability to bear up defines our capacity to positively impact our future, and nowhere is this philosophy more evident than in the individual stories of migrants who have been able to transform their grim present into a promising future.
We all know that timeless saying: “Old is gold”. This was quite literally the case for Mr. Beshoi Abdallah, whose old fortune lied in the gold markets of Egypt until the year of 2011. His family had been in the gold trading business for several decades, but unfortunately, the family-run store was broken into and robbed in the aftermath of the January 25th revolution.