Proyecto Capital
Financial inclusion opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
A woman who saves is a life that changes lifes.

Colombia

Berty Tamayo

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“You feel more alive, because you have your savings, because you can go to the bank and maybe get a loan in the future.

After the training, I started saving for school for my little girl. I like saving in the bank, because I’ll never lose my money there. It’s safe there.

It’s a good idea to have savings in case you get sick or need to travel. Your savings are there for whatever you need.”

Foto: Helkin René Díaz.

Luz Dary Gonzalez

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“I have a very small business with my husband. We use the income to buy more products to sell.

My goal is to expand the business a little and be able to hire other people.

My goal is to have my own house for my children, to leave my children a house, so they can be secure and have secure savings for them to be able to continue their studies and get a good education.”

Foto: Helkin René Díaz.

Maria Yisel Oviedo

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“Having it (money) here in the house, you use it right away and don’t save. That’s the difference I’ve seen, and it has been a big benefit.

They taught us to manage a household budget, to plan what we would spend, that we should spend less than our income.”

Foto: Helkin René Díaz.

Carolina Almario

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“I always want to have something in savings, to have something secure in the future. You just have to want to save and get ahead.”

Foto: Helkin René Díaz.

Maria Fernanda Caballero

Maria Fernanda_Caballero_Gigante“You keep part in reserve, and you can use that to buy things to stock up. And with what you sell, you can stock up.”

Foto: Helkin René Díaz.