Cissy K. has a retail shop. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. She is married and has four children, three of whom are in school. They live in the Ndeeba neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. Cissy lives in a home that she owns, and she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include food, school fees and medication. Cissy has been in her business for 5 years, and she works 7 days out of every week.
Cissy has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap and cooking oil. The main business challenges for Cissy include transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start selling wholesale and also to open up another shop in Kibuye.
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.