Cissy is a 54-year-old married woman with six children aged 8 to 20 years. Three of her children go to school. She resides in and owns a four-room house where she lives with six people. Cissy takes care of additional family members. The family has access to electricity but no piped water.
She has a stall selling second-hand clothes and works from her home. She works in the outskirts of Kampala. She has been in this business for eight years and with MCDT for 10 years. Cissy buys used clothes from Owino market and so incurs transport costs. Her challenges include transportation and increasing prices of second-hand clothes.
Cissy wants to use this loan to buy more bales of second-hand clothes. She hopes to see her business grow stronger and start selling only on wholesale.
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.