Fatuma is married with seven children, of whom five go to school and the eldest two are working. Currently, she is not taking care of any additional family members. She resides in and rents a three-roomed house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and food.
Fatuma changed her business enterprise from a retail shop to fruits and vegetables and has been in this business for a few months. She buys fruits and vegetables from the same villages where she works and so doesn’t incur any transport costs to and from shopping. She sells both retail and wholesale to all categories of people. Her business challenges are thieves and the fact that most fruits are seasonal.
Fatuma wants to use this loan to buy more baskets of fruits like mangoes, pineapples and cabbages. She is hoping to see her business grow big and to start buying directly from farmers.
Fatuma decided to work with MCDT SACCO because of its good customer care.
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.