Alphonsine Mukamfizi lives with her husband and six children in the city of Kicukiro, Rwanda. For many years, Alphonsine has owned and operated a business selling stones in her community as a way to support her large family. However, as Alphonsine’s children grew, she found that her small business income was barely enough to support all of the family’s daily needs. She knew that she needed to find a way to grow her business so that her family could become more financially stable. Alphonsine saw the solution to her dilemma when she heard about the loan and financial training she could receive from Opportunity International. With her loan, she plans on hiring employees so that she can increase her stone production. With more inventory to sell, Alphonsine will finally be able to provide stones to more customers in her area. She looks forward to continuing to grow her business and using some profits to purchase a cow for her family’s land.