Zaituni is 29 years old and married with two children, one of whom is four and the other of whom is eleven. Both of her children go to school. She resides and rents a one room house in which she is staying with four people. She and her family have no access to electricity and no running water. They have only two meals a day.
Zaituni works in a semi urban area in the outskirts of Kampala. She has a stall selling fish. She works seven days a week and receives an average of 30 customers a day; she sells to all sorts of people. Her major business challenges include the ever increasing price of fish and the rainy season, which reduces her number of customers.
Her monthly expenses include feeding the family, medication and rent for her residence. She has been in this business for seven years and with MCDT for five years. She is servicing her tenth loan. Regina joined MCDT because it was easy to work with and near her home. She wants to use this latest loan to buy more baskets of fish. She aspires to expand her business, to start going directly to fishermen, and to own an area in which she can permanently place her 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.