Justine is married to a carpenter with whom they have six children; four of her children go school. She gave birth to twins who are three months old. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.
Previously, she owned a ladies' salon. She now owns a stall selling bananas in Kalerwe market. She buys bananas from the villages of Masaka District and uses public transport to buy bananas once a week. She doesn’t have any other side job. She sells to all kinds of people, both retail and wholesale. Justine works six days a week.
Her business challenges are transportation and seasonality. She aspires to being able to buy a plot of land. Justine decided to join MCDT, because of their timely loans and also services that are nearby. She resides in and rents a two-room house and the family has access to electricity, but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses are rent, medication, 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.