Fatiya N. lives in the Mulago neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has four children, all of whom attend school. She also takes care of her mother and father. Fatiya operates a food stall. She has been in this business for eight years, and she works seven days a week. Fatiya sells her products from home. She has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more boxes of tomatoes, onions, cassava, bananas, and sweet potatoes. The main business challenges for Fatiya include transportation and thieves. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going to farmers directly. Fatiya lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, school fees, and food.
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.