ALL ANTWERP: “I am in the middle of a divorce and going through a transition period” (Antwerp)
Every weekday our reporter and photographer choose a casual passerby from the street for a nice conversation. Because everyone has a story. Especially in Antwerp. Today: Lorenzo Rodgers (49).
Elien Van Wynsberghe
“I am in the middle of a divorce and live here and there with friends. In the beginning I even ended up in the night shelter for a while. I’m looking for a new place to live, but it’s not easy these days. Prices are high and still have high energy bills. That is not pleasant.”
“I have two sons. They are six and three. They now live with their mother, but if they come to me, I want them to have their own room, their own place. That is important to me.”
“It is a starting period for me, but it is already going a bit better. That’s something. Because I lost my job because of all this stuff. I am a handyman and now and then do interim assignments.”
“I don’t have much family here. I was born in Surinam. I lived there for a long time. Afterwards I moved to the Netherlands where I worked for a petrol station for three years. After that period I returned to Suriname to come to Antwerp in 2009. Here I mainly do technical jobs. Electricity and plumbing. Suriname is a very beautiful country with many forests, lots of greenery, lots of nature. But familiarly things are not going so well. Then life in Antwerp is better.”