Tania: Entrepreneur, Scholar, and Mother of two a story of success at Bambi Homes

TaniaTania, a single mother of two, was in an extremely vulnerable economic situation when she joined Bambi.

Tania suffered from a severe illness and was solely responsible for her children, aged two and three, as the father of her children had abandoned them. Under those conditions, she moved into a very poor neighborhood, Soacha, on the outskirts of Bogotá. . Soacha is a high risk area with no public services and serious security problems. Not only. did Tania and her children not have any basic infrastructure for living, but they were also sleeping on the floor and cooking in the same room with gasoline

Unemployed and without  a high school degree, she decided to seek help at the Bambi Homes. Tania’s children were accepted into Bambi Homes and she was able to attend a Business Entrepreneurship course offered by Bambi, as well as several workshops on Values. Tania was aided both by the Professional Training Program (PROMEFA), and by the optometry service, because she was diagnosed with chronic astigmatism. After a while, Tania went back to school for two more years, studying on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. She also started a small business selling avocados. She now has her own house in Soacha, where she currently lives.

Tania graduated from the Technological High School on December 22th, 2010. She also earned the highest score on the national exams,  and therefore won a scholarship to study Basic Accounting Technology, with the possibility to continue with Public Accounting.

Currently, Tania’s children are in good health and attending school. Tania had surgery and now her disease is under control. She continues to sell avocados and she expanded her business by buying another cart and selling more products in harvest, which allows her to get higher incomes and improve their quality of life. With the support of PROMEFA and Bambi Homes, Tania was able to achieve personal success and empowerment.