The African American Association of Georgia, Inc.
I was a kid born in Memphis, Tennessee. I had some challenges as a child where I was abused and molested at a young age. It was very challenging for me at first but I decided to allow my tragedy to be my tool to do better in life and that is one of the reason I started this non profit to work with families to not only help improve their lifestyle but to let them know that someone cares no matter what the challenges in life may be. I started the organization in May of 2002 and we have built up to become a beacon of light within the communities in the immediate area surrounding our location. My ultimate goal is to build an education sports complex in the metro Atlanta area to help many families with food, health and wellness, education, etc.
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More about this loan
AAAG, Inc. is a tax-exempt not-for-profit youth organization that serves metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding cities in the Southeast region. The mission of The AAAG is to empower all people and communities with the tools necessary in achieving success in their families, ﬁnances, education, spiritual development, business and personal growth by helping one another through the talents, skills and knowledge of other people of color. I decided to start the business when I was sitting in church one day and I felt like I had a vision while sitting there to start an organization that will help families with their disparities. The biggest challenge for us was getting the vision off the ground and getting people to believe in our cause. The thing that I am most proud of is that the business started in my home and now we are still here 14 years later in a warehouse able to service more than 1500 homes on a monthly basis. My future plans is to start another location in my hometown Memphis, Tennessee. When this happens I will probably breakdown with emotions as this has always been a dream of mine as well to go back to my roots where everything started.
What is the purpose of this loan?
The loan will impact the business and give us the ability to start another location and to bring in other employees to create a broader marketing plan that will allow for greater donations and sponsorship from our donors. We will will be able to put monies toward the new space we have located as well. The building rent is $1,000.00 a month we will pay two months in advance. We also be able to bring in a a couple of part time employees to work at the new location as well.
Years in operation: More than 5 years