Christine is 27 years of age and is married, with three children. All of her children go to school. The family owns and resides in a two-roomed house where she stays with five people, as she takes care of additional family members. The family has access to electricity but has no piped water at home. The family has three meals a day. Her greatest monthly expenses include paying utility bills, medication and feeding the family. Christine owns a stall where she sells fruits and vegetables. On average she receives 20 customers a day. She has done this business for over twenty years. She doesn’t incur transport costs because she buys from her place of work. Her main challenges are seasonality and thieves. She sells both retail and wholesale. She has been with MCDT for ten years and is servicing her fourth loan. Christine wants to use this loan to buy more boxes of tomatoes and onions, plus other fruits. She aspires to seeing her business grow bigger and to start going directly to farmers.
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.