We escaped to Sudan and managed to find a smuggler there and paid them a substantial amount to take us to the US. We had a long journey to get to the US and we had to travel through Sudan, Egypt, Morocco and Madrid before we arrived in Mexico. The journey wasn’t easy, but it was harder with 5 young children and the fact we didn’t know the language. We were in Mexico City for a few days before we had to move onto Reynosa. The smugglers tried to convince us to go by bus because the plane tickets weren’t included, but I was scared of travelling by bus because I had heard about the gangs, so I paid the extra money for the flight.