‘When my employment contract in Germany was not renewed, I said to myself, it’s now or never. That was my chance to start my own business in Colombia,’ she recalls.
The 40-year-old entrepreneur went on to do just that. Together with her business partner Marleny Reyes, she founded the company Synergy – Alliances for Sustainability, which gives people living in remote rural regions of Colombia an opportunity to make lasting improvements to their lives with the help of renewable energy and improved water management. Among other things, the company develops solutions that can be used by Colombian dairy farmers to cool their products more effectively. This not only allows them to improve the quality of their milk, but also to make higher-value products through processing – and ultimately generate more income.