Butoyi is a brilliant student. But while her brothers go to school she has to stay at home and help her mom. She dreams of education and independence, but how can a dream like that come true if society does not change?
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Citizens from Ouagadougou speak about their lives. Between those who dream of leaving for the West and those who want to stay a pattern emerges: a strong will to leave poverty behind, but also a fear of failing to find a job “over there” or of being made to feel unwelcome.