Aisha N. lives in the Kitawuluzi section of Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed and has two children, both of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members, including several grandchildren. For the last five years, she has made a living by working seven days a week to sell bananas and sweet potatoes. She is applying for a loan for 1,200,000 Ugandan Shillings to buy more bananas and sweet potatoes to sell to her customers. Aisha earns additional income by selling food that she has cooked. Her main challenges are transportation and customers who fail to pay their bills. Her goal is to start buying goods directly from farmers and selling those goods in wholesale markers. She lives in a home that she owns and has access to electricity and piped-in water. Her major monthly expenses are utilities, 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.