Benadict Nambalirwa is a hardworking mother of two who lives in Uganda. For the past few years, Benadict has owned and operated a beverage shop in her village, selling various types of soda, milk and water to locals. For some time, Benadict has been the primary financial supporter of her family, and despite her hard work, it hasn’t been easy. In fact, there was a time when she worried she would not be able to provide for the daily needs of her children. Everything began to change for Benadict when she joined Opportunity International. Benadict received financial training and a loan to invest in her business. With her additional capital, Benadict was able to purchase beverages in bulk, as well as two new refrigerators. With more beverages to sell and a greater diversity of products, Benadict was able to attract new customers and increase her sales. In addition to expanding her business, Benadict was able to use funds from her loan to pay for her children’s’ school fees and buy a plot of land. Down the road, Benadict plans to build rental units on this land as an additional source of income for her family. Thanks to the loan she received, Benadict will be able to grow her business while saving for her children’s futures.