“After all,, always had courage and optimism for better days, it was then that I had this great opportunity to help my community, open a business that, in addition to bringing profitability to my family, would be making life easier for people I like”.

Eldest of nine siblings, shared with parents the responsibility to take care of the family, the House and the farm. Only fourteen years old and attending the sixth grade, completely changed her life projects. As soon as she got pregnant, stopped the studies and took responsibility for taking care of the son and the new family home. E, despite premature changes, she and her husband, Rubens, gave new directions to the couple's stories.

With the birth of the two children, Ana Maria started to take care of the children and the activities of the home, and Rubens worked out to get the family's livelihood. After a decade, Ana saw the need to resume studies. The children grew up and brought activities home from high school, but she couldn't help them due to her low schooling.

For five years, attended elementary and high school and, right after, saw that, besides helping children could take a vocational course and invest in some productive activity. Hence the desire to undertake, because he found that grouping practice, knowledge and willpower could bring you good fruits.

Parallel to job search, Ana joined the course of the Young Rural Entrepreneur Program of Adel. In the course, she identified several opportunities in the community in which she lives and chose to invest in a business that residents needed most. The families of Livramento faced many difficulties to have access to commercial establishments.

"I was born and raised in this community, since I was little I have seen the difficulties due to the accessibility. Often, my mother went four to six miles on foot to buy a pound of sugar and this was very exhausting. After all,, always had courage and optimism for better days, it was then that I had this great opportunity to help my community, open a business that, in addition to bringing profitability to my family, would be making life easier for people I like".

In partnership with the spouse and financial support of Adel, through the Paths, Ana decided to set up a grocery store in one of the rooms of the house in July 2015. In the first month of operation, they had more than 80% return according to the investments invested. After eight months of operation, Ana says she was able to improve her family's income to the point of acquiring other goods besides food, like a cell phone for your son.