Monica B. lives in Nakulabye, the neighborhood of Kampala City. She is married and has 8 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (two in-laws). Monica has a business selling local gin. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Monica sells her products in a wholesale shop.
Monica has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy to buy more jerycans of local gin. The main business challenges for Monica include thieves and the rainy season which hinders her customers from reaching her. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going to Kabarole for local gin.
Monica lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and doesn't have access to 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.