Iris Maria is a hardworking mother that lives and works in Guaranda, a tiny village close to Santa Marta, Colombia. She lives with her two oldest daughters and their children and also with her youngest son. Her daughters are both very responsible and try their best to support their children by themselves. Iris Maria owns a beauty salon and it thankful her work has been able to support her children and cover the household expenses. However, this came at a cost. Iris Maria did not have enough leftover to buy all the supplies she needed for the beauty salon. One day when she saw a flyer for Opportunity International, and she decided to learn more. Iris Maria received financial training and a loan, which she used to purchase a beauty salon chair and to fix the roof of the salon. She continues to provide her clients with good service and is looking toward the future. Iris Maria's next dream is to purchase mirrors for the salon.