Maureen is married to a builder and they have four children. All the children are going to school. Maureen takes care of additional family members. She rents and lives in a two-room house where she stays with the family. Maureen deals in African attire and batiks, a business she is proud of. She sells all types of bitenge (African attire) and sells to all categories of people at both retail and wholesale. Besides this clothing business, she also sells local ghee. She has been doing these businesses for many years. Her business challenges include seasonality and transportation of clothes from shops. She sells by moving door to door. Maureen wants to use this loan to buy more African attire and ghee. She aspires to see her business grow bigger, to start going to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to own a permanent business premise.
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.