Edith is married with six children and all of them are at school. Edith also takes care of additional family members. She owns a retail shop in Kawempe selling all types of merchandise. Edith buys this merchandise from Kikuubo, one of the busiest places in Kampala city. She has been in this business for eighteen years. She wants to use this the loan to buy more merchandise like bags of sugar, cartons of salt and boxes of soap.
Edith pays monthly rent of 50,000 for her retail shop and residence. She sells to all categories of people and works seven days a week. Edith joined MCDT to get additional capital for her retail shop. She resides in and rents a two-roomed house. The family has access to electricity and piped water. Edith's monthly expenses include rent 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.