She receives an average of 40 customers a day and sells to all categories of people, both retail and wholesale. Her greatest monthly expenses include feeding the family, school fees for her children, and monthly rent for her business and residence. Her major business challenges are seasonality and the rainy season, which hinders her from reaching her customers. She has been in this business for ten years and with Micro Credit for Development and Transformation (MCDT) for five years. She is now servicing her tenth loan, working with the same group mates. Dorothy joined MCDT because it was near her home and was working with poor women. She wants to use this loan to buy more jerry cans and boxes of sachets of alcohol and other drinks like umqombothi. She wants to see her business grow bigger and she would like to start selling only wholesale.
About MCDT SACCOThis 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.
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