Florence is 48 years old and married with seven children between 10 and 23 years old. All of her children go to school. The family resides in and owns a five-room house where she stays with six people. She takes care of additional family members. The family has access to electricity but no piped water at home. The family has three meals a day. Her greatest monthly expenses include paying utility bills, school fees for her children and medication. Florence deals in produce like beans, maize, and millet and sells to all categories of people. She works seven days a week. She serves about five customers a day. She has done this business for over 15 years. Besides this business, she also sells cosmetics in Kampala city shops. Her main challenges are transportation and seasonality. She sells at retail and at wholesale. She has been with MCDT for six years, taking her 14th loan working all along with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more bags of maize, beans and millet plus cosmetics She hopes to see her business grow bigger and to start employing at a least five people.
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.