Member Moment Luz Barbero Carbi

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 By: Luz Barbero Carbi
"My name means Light and Mary. I hold a Master in capital markets, a degree in finance, I also hold an international degree in theology and programming. I speak 3 languages. I play cello. I studied history of art and jewelry design and did the private pilot training for fun. I am a sacristan and I lead the Holy Rosary on Tuesdays at Church. I wrote a book about Finance with social impact, and I am a professor."
Member Moment
Luz Barbero Carbi

My name means Light and Mary. I hold a Master in capital markets, a degree in finance, I also hold an international degree in theology and programming. I speak 3 languages. I play cello. I studied history of art and jewelry design and did the private pilot training for fun. I am a sacristan and I lead the Holy Rosary on Tuesdays at Church. I wrote a book about Finance with social impact, and I am a professor. I have 20 years of work experience on project development, Portfolio management (5bn USD) and financing in cross-border transactions. Lately, I lead collaboratively groups of multi-cultural investors and developers, mostly for sustainable projects with environmental impact. I lived in several countries where I worked for Private and Public sectors. I created 3 companies and hired 19 employees on my first one.
A little background: When I turned 21 my life started, as my parents punched me and leave me on the street, where I learned the real meaning of fear, cold and hunger. I asked the super of the buildings if they would allow me to sleep on the other side of the fence; I learned rejection. I prayed with hopeless hope. And God replied. A woman allowed me to sleep on one of her empty apartments. I worked at that time, but my salary was enough for a bus and only 1 meal a day, which I shared it with my dog, and I learned from her unconditional love. I have been hospitalized and I learned and felt extreme pain.
I knew that if I studied, I would have a better job so I asked the universities if they will give me a scholarship; and in return they asked me to work there. I learned sacrifice and tiredness.
I saved money and bought my apartment… and 3 days after, the Country devaluated 300%. I learned to be creative and optimistic. God takes me by his hand and lifts me up every time I fall.
I learned to love and to help others. He gave me the grace to forgive and be grateful. To love his meek and humble heart and to seek it in others. That's why I want to thank you for this opportunity to become a team player of the Rotary Club. I am here to serve until I go back home. Because everything is grace, a gift, and I want to give back and thanks with my time, current and new knowledge, passion, and networking, to nature and people.
I am Luz María Barbero Carbi, I am resilient.
Nowadays I am writing another book, for children, about compassion. Looking to be part of an NGO or Church in Washington DC where I can just serve others.
Thank you. Have Peace,
Luz