Fatuma Nakalanzi is a widow raising her own five children and three additional orphaned children in her village in Masaka, Uganda. To make ends meet for her family, Fatuma began selling second-hand clothing from a small shop in her home. She had big dreams for her family’s future, but she knew that to reach her goals, she needed to expand her shop. She didn’t have access to the resources she needed to grow, so Fatuma and her family were stuck. Then a staff member from Opportunity International visited Fatuma. She decided to work with Opportunity and received training and a small loan. She invested half of the loan in her business and the other half in her children’s education. With the influx of capital, Fatuma was able to purchase additional inventory in bulk, increasing the quantity and variety of products she had available. Now, Fatuma is dreaming about her future. In addition to supporting and educating her children, her big vision for the future is to purchase sewing machines and start a training program where she can teach young women who drop out of school how to sew so that they will need to support themselves.