María lives in Bogota in a remote neighborhood in the south of the city. She is the mother of four adult children. María used to work as a cleaner to support her family. It was a very hard job considering the distance and the type of work. She grew tired of the work and she decided to start a grocery store in her neighborhood. In the beginning, she had not money enough to support her family on just the income from the shop, so she had to continue working in the mornings as a maid. Then one day, a neighbor who was a member of a Trust Group, talked to María about Opportunity. María liked the programs and services offered and asked for a loan to stock her business. The sales started to rapidly increase, and her financial situation started to improve too. María has expanded the store and she has been able to stop working as a maid and has even started a second business—a computer/Internet cafe—with the plan of employing her sons there.