Total loan: $5,000
Harrison, TN, United States / Transportation
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A loan helped get my business off the ground and running to meet the needs of my customers.
I'm the youngest of eleven children, raised in the poverty stricken South-Side of Chattanooga,TN in a neighborhood known as Alton Park where the odds by statistics were stack against me. Growing up in a single parent household my mother managed to work to two jobs to make sure we had food, clothes and a place to lay our heads and still be a great mother and for that I'm grateful. Facing violence on a daily basis weather its because of gangs fueling with each other,drug deals gone bad, or someone getting robbed or killed, I've seen it. I never was comfortable with seeing this in my community but I knew it was something I was going to deal with everyday so I made the best of my situation even though I faced temptations of dealing drugs, becoming involved in a gang/organization, sex & drug use, or becoming a high school drop out statistic. Going through that difficult time in my life brought that entrepreneurial spirit that was in me to the forefront. At that point I begin to transform my mind from a negative stand point to a positive one and that's when I knew I would someday become a business owner. Through it all God blessed me to complete high school, go to college and have a family of my own. I have been fortunate enough to come back and work in the community where I once lived through a non-profit that's been a part of the community for 60 plus years. During my time working in the community Royal Transportation became reality to me. My vision is to make Royal Transportation a household name in the transportation industry and give back and help communities such as the one I grew up in. I thank God for the transition he sent me through because I believe without it Royal Transportation wouldn't been created and again for that I'm grateful.