Fatima Abagero, a single mother in Chiri, Ethiopia, received 2000 EB from Lalmba (about $100 USD). With it she bought teff to make Ethiopian bread, rice, and spices to sell at market. Now she has opened a restaurant on the main street in Chiri, where she sells injera and stew, coffee, juice, cheese and sodas. On market days she sells raw coffee beans, grains, and spices in the marketplace. A member of Lalmba staff visits her monthly to assess her progress, and she pays monthly towards her loan. She reports that before receiving her loan, she would get day labor jobs when she could, hauling sacks on her back to and from market, and when needed she would beg for food or money at the market. Today she stays very busy working her restaurant and selling products at the market. She is happy that she and her children are no longer hungry. A life changed dramatically for $100 dollars! Now that is sustainable change we can invest in with confidence.