Sarah N. lives in the Kisaasi Nsimbi Ziwoome neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has five children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her sister’s grandchildren). She lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include medication, school fees and food for the family.
Sarah has a retail business selling phones. She has been in this business for over ten years, and works seven days of the week. Sarah sells her products in a retail shop. She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from Kiva partner, MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more mobile phones, phone batteries, chargers and sim cards. Sarah's main business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to build more rental rooms and to start selling wholesale only.
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.