Alinoro Rajaomarosata grew up in a large family, with parents who could not afford to put her or her siblings through school. For several years, as a young single mother, she was juggling a number of odd jobs to make ends meet. In 2011, she learned about the Premiere Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), and decided to take out a loan to start up her own business. Today, Alinoro operates three successful businesses and has 15 employees. With a much more stable and higher household income than before, Alinoro is able to realise her greatest priority: providing her daughters with a quality education. She says that achieving better life conditions has really changed how people see and treat her.