Hi ! My name is Peter and I desperately want to get back to The Gambia.
In December of 2017 l moved to the Gambia in west Africa, a country I have known for some 27 years. I had been offered a position managing a bar/restaurant by the owner, a good friend of mine who I had known for over 20 years. Unfortunately just before I was due to fly out, my friend Tony passed away. I was in contact with his widow and she encouraged me to come out and take over running the bar as she was not interested in that line of work. I duly arrived there and slotted in really well. The business was not in a great state at the time following Tony’s death. Over the course of 3 months l built the business up to its previous level. In April Tony’s widow Sally asked ne if l would invest in the business in return for a share. I thought long and hard about thus, it all looked good, business was increasing by the month. I eventually opted in and in return for my £ 20,000 ( my life savings) l got a 25% share of the business. This was all done legally through her solicitor.
To cut a long story short, within 3 weeks she did a runner to Guinea Conakry with all the money. She had emptied the business account, taken all the cash in hand, ( along with my money ) and disappeared.
Shortly after that bailiffs arrived and closed the bar because of unpaid supplier bills. I was out. I stayed at a friends house whilst he traveled to Europe for some months, but eventually what little money l had ran out. I had to return to the UK courtesy of an airline ticket bought by my son in England. To make things even harder for me l had to leave behind my girlfriend who l have been with for 3 years now. She is unable to travel to the uk because of visa requirements, not that she wants to anyway, she is happily and proudly African, and has no desire to live in Europe.
As they say there is “No fool like an old fool” and now l am stuck here in England just desperately trying to work iut how I can return to my beloved Gambia and my girlfriend.
Thanks for reading and try not to laugh at me too much. If you wish to help me financially heres the link.