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Total loan: $9,500


Lockport, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped pay for construction costs to install sidewalks in a low income community where folks walk in the street because there are no sidewalks in their neighborhood.

Alma's story

I grew up in a community that was segregated by race and psychically separated by a pair of railroad tracks (all the blacks lived on one side of town and all the whites live on the other - Sumter County Wildwood, FL) where it was unusual to see an African American woman graduate from high school and even more unusual to go to college. I believe those early hard life lessons have provided me with a unique ability to understand communities and how the built environment has a dramatic impact on the people who live in a community. For example, I can tell firsthand the impact of having a bed to sleep in and adequate food to eat has on a child's performance in school, not being hungry and well rested allows a child to focus on school. That is why I have created a business focused on creating housing and food opportunities for people in low income communities. My dream is to continue to buy land in undeserved communities and build affordable, sustainable, healthy housing and eliminate food deserts.