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Total loan: $7,000

Amanda

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Cambridge, MD, United States / Services

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A loan helped a minority woman-owned business overcome and advance despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.


Amanda's story

Ever since I could remember, I have always helped others tending to personal errands. From high school to adult life, I have assisted those within my local church, community organizations, and even at home. As I was introduced to the importance of health and wellness, how they truly impacted the whole person. I became interested in what I could do to make sure those within the community could benefit from what I knew. I started out in holistic wellness, working as a massage therapist. Although I saw some results, I later realized that these individuals who were receiving my services were coming in dealing with the same issues each and every time. It pained me to see them in this way. During this time, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She was living over 600 miles away from me. I was conflicted with obeying her wish for me to stay at school and not come home to assist her. I eventually went back home to be a help to her. I was able to see her good days and bad days. I noticed that when she had good nutritious food readily available and prepared for her, she was much better off. Mom had mentioned to me that because of my ability to run errands well and my passion for health and wellness, that I should consider opening my own personal shopper service. This was at the beginning of Peapod starting. We did not have access to this service in our area and there were many that could have benefited from this. Unfortunately, I was not in space to launch a business before my mom passed away. It is now my mission to establish a sustainable business model that will be in place to serve any community.