Catherine B. lives in the Naguru neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has two children, both in school. Catherine has a business selling fruits and vegetables. She has been in this business for three years, and she works six days out of every week. Catherine sells her products at the market, both wholesale and retail.
Catherine has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more boxes of tomatoes, onions and oranges, pineapples. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenges for Catherine include transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going to farmers directly and also to educate her children up to university.
Catherine lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include paying utility bills, feeding the family 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.