Hasfa is widowed with seven children and four of her children are in school. She also takes care of four grandchildren whose parents died. Hasfa owns a stall in Kalerwe market selling second hand clothes. She sells to all categories of people. She wants to use this loan of 200,000/= to buy additional clothes. She has been in this business for over 10 years selling at retail and wholesale. She uses public transport to and from buying second hand clothes from Owino market, one of the busiest markets in Uganda. Besides this clothing business, she is a hairdresser at her very own stall. She pays monthly market dues of 25,000/=. Hasfa works six days a week. Her business challenges include the ever-increasing prices of second hand clothes and transportation of clothes from Owino market to her place of business. She aspires to improve her standard of living and to educate her children up to the university. She joined MCDT because she wanted additional capital for her business. Hasfa lives in a three-room house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her greatest 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.