Hadjah is married with six children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members . Hadjah owns a food stall in Kitawuluzi selling all types of foodstuffs. Hadjah has been doing this business for over 10 years. She wants to use this loan to buy more foodstuffs like bananas, irish potatoes, cassava, onions, oranges and tomatoes. Hadjah uses public transport to and from shopping. She buys these foodstuffs from Owino market and goes shopping three times a week. Her major customers are the community around her shop. Hadjah works seven days a week. Her business challenges include seasonality and transportation of foodstuffs from Owino to her stall. She aspires to get enough profit to build her own house and to start going directly to the farmers to buy her products. She resides in and rents a two-roomed house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, food and school fees.
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.