Jesca is 43 years old and married with six children aged between 12 and 20 years. All her children go to school. She resides in and rents a two-roomed house where she lives with seven people. She also takes care of additional family members. The family has access to electricity but no piped water.
Jesca works in a semi-urban area which in the outskirts of Kampala. She owns a stall in Owino market selling cassava which she buys from suppliers who get it from villages. She sells to all categories of people, both retail and wholesale, and works six days a week. She pays transport costs to and from home. She doesn’t pay rent for her business premises but only pays daily market dues of 500/=.
Jesca is faced with the challenge of increasing prices of food due to droughts in many parts of Uganda.
Jesca has been in this business for three years and with MCDT for five years, servicing her tenth loan and working with the same group members. She wants to use this loan to buy more sacks of cassava and potatoes. She is aspiring to seeing her business grow bigger and to owning an established business.
About MCDT SACCO
This loan is administered by MCDT SACCO, a savings and credit institution operating in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of MCDT SACCO is to provide sustainable financial services to the lower strata of Uganda's poor, especially women, for their economic and social development. MCDT's cooperative structure also affords its clients the opportunity to own shares of the organization and benefit from its financial performance. For more on MCDT SACCO, please see our partner page at http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.