Hajarah is married to a trader and they have six children. Only two children go to school. Hajarah also takes care of her old mother. Hajarah deals in cattle and buys the cattle from villages of Ngoma and Nakasongola. She wants to use this loan of 1,000,000/= to buy more cattle for resale. She sells cattle to meat packers and Kmapala city abbatoir and the rest to bucheries in Kawempe. She works two days a week. Hajarah doesn’t have any other side business. Hajarah has been in this business for two years and with MCDT for seven years. Her business challenges include transportation, thievesand ever increasing prices of cattle. She is aspiring of owning a delivery van. She joined MCDT because it was near her home and was charging low interest compared to other MFIs in the area. Hajarah resides in and owns a three-roomed house where she stays with eight people. The family has access to electricity but no piped water. Hajara's biggest monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
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.