Widowed and with eight children, providing for the family used to be a daily struggle for Teleza. Every week Teleza travels to Lake Malawi to get fish which she then prepares for selling in the market. Thanks to a loan from Opportunity International Teleza can buy more fish per visit, enabling her to sell more and increase her income. Teleza can now pay for her children to go to school, giving them the opportunity to work their own way out of poverty. The average first loan to people like Teleza is just £49.