Alaisha is married with three children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (brothers and sisters). She owns a stall where she sells fruits and vegetables like onions, tomatoes, and Irish potatoes. She wants to use this loan to buy more bags of Irish potatoes and boxes of tomatoes, onions and pineapples. She has been in this business for four years.
Besides this food business, she also owns four rooms for renting. She works seven days a week. Her business challenges include the transportation of sacks of onions and Irish potatoes from Nakawa to Kisaasi market where she has her stall. She wants to see her business grow and start selling on a wholesale basis only.
Alaisha joined MCDT because she wanted additional capital for her business. She rents and resides in a two-room house where the family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, food and rent.
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.