Abdul Coulibaly left Mali in his early twenties to seek a better life abroad, in a place where he doesn't face the constant threat of being killed by witch doctors for magic potions. After earning money in Mauritania over a few months, Abdul financed a precarious and illegal boat ride to Tenerife, located on the coast of the Canary Islands. He spent days on a boat with over 30 refugees, which was built for merely 6.
When Abdul landed in the Canary Islands, he learned Spanish and got out of the detention centre he was held in for months to find a job. The local people in Tenerife know Abdul as polite and hard working. He first moved to some small Spanish villages to pick fruit and then eventually made his way to Madrid where he now lives and works in a high-end Spanish restaurant called SACHA. Abdul doesn't smoke or drink alcohol and carbonated beverages, he exercises every day and is now trying to learn English. He hopes one day he will earn enough money in Spain to bring his Albino brothers to Madrid.