Sarah N. lives in the Kisaasi neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has five children, four of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members. Sarah has a business of selling charcoal. She has been in this business for a few years, and she works one day every week. Sarah sells her products from home, by means of retail. Sarah has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. She also generates additional income through selling sand. The main business challenge for Sarah is transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to buy a plot so that she can build rental rooms. She decided to join MCDT because it was helping poor women to access credit. Sarah lives in a home that she owns. She doesn't have access to electricity and doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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.