Safina is a 47-year-old married woman with eight children aged between 18 and 32 years. Two of her children go to school while the others work. Safina also takes care of additional family members. She owns a four-roomed house where she lives with 12 people. There is electricity and piped water at her home, and her family eat three meals a day. Safina lives and works in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala. Her major monthly expenses include rent for her business premises and water.
Safina is a poultry farmer and works seven days a week from her home in Kulambiro. She sells to an average of 20 customers a day. Safina buys her chicks from farmers in Biyinzika, and uses public transport to and from Kampala and Owino market where she buys chicken feed. She has been in this business for the last six years. Her main challenges are thieves and seasonality. Safina has been with Kiva partner, MCDT SACCO, for over six years and is now on her sixteenth loan. She wants to use this loan to buy more feed and chickens. Her aspiration is to own 3,000 chickens on her farm.
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.