Lina Maria Lizcano is a hardworking mother that lives with her young son in Cúcuta, Colombia. For a living, she works as an Esthetician. Though she loves her work, the long hours and the difficult transportation in her town take away from the time she could be spending with her children. When one of her friends told her about Opportunity International, she knew the loans and services provided was what she needed to improve her situation at work. Lina Maria used her loan to buy a motorcycle for easier transportation to and from work. With less time stuck commuting and spending less money on transportation, she is able to spend time with her son and put her money to use in other ways. Because of her financial training from Opportunity, Lina Maria learned how to save for the future and dreams to one day open her own beauty salon. Lina Maria is working hard to achieve her dreams and provide for her family.