Quotation by Brachiate Guioth De Espinosa

We didn't want any men in our group. They drink their loans, they don't work their stores. Why should we have to pay for their irresponsibilities?
Brachiate Guioth De Espinosa, Colombian storekeeper. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A6 (July 15, 1994).

Abandoned five years earlier by her husband, Guioth de Espinosa ran a store in Colombia and belonged to a cooperative association of women storekeepers. In recent years, the number of Colombian women in the workforce had increased greatly.
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