Meet Anyeli

Graduation Program Client, Colombia

In Cartagena’s Boston neighbourhood on Lago Street, a resilient young woman’s life is being transformed through Agape’s ultra-poverty Graduation Program. Her story is a testament to the transformative impact of empowerment and determination.

Anyeli, a native of Cartagena, ventured to Venezuela in pursuit of a brighter future. She took a few courses in effort to improve life for herself. However, her life took an unexpected turn as she became a mother and her husband became involved in criminal activities. Fearing for her safety and that of her children, she made the decision to return to Colombia.

It was on Lago Street that Anyeli met Agape case workers and was introduced to the Graduation Program. Initially, she was reserved, distant, and struggled with low self-esteem. However, she began to diligently participate in training offered by the program and is quickly building confidence and equipping herself with the knowledge to build a better life for herself and her family.

She has invested the monthly stipend provided by the Graduation Program into her children’s education, ensuring a brighter future for them.

To make ends meet, Anyeli sells coffee on the streets of Boston. The Graduation Program offered her the tools and guidance she needed to take the next step toward growing her business. She’s now on her way to establishing a fast-food business.

In a short period of time, Anyeli’s transformation has been remarkable. Her journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of resilience, demonstrating that individuals can overcome even the most challenging circumstances when provided with opportunity.

Will you help empower more hardworking entrepreneurs, on their journey out of poverty?