Aisha K. lives in the Katanga Wandegeya neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has three children, two of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (a sister and a brother). Aisha has a call box business and sells air time. She has been in this business for six years, and works seven days a week. Aisha sells her products from home, but at times goes door-to-door. Aisha has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more air time. She also generates additional income working with an HIV/AIDS prevention team called (CAB).
The main business challenge(s) for Aisha include the rainy season. Her goals and aspirations for her business is to own a fully set-up call center. Aisha lives in a home that she rents; she has no access to electricity or piped water. Her major 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.