Zaituni lives in the city of Kampala in Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of her late sister’s children.
Zaituni has a business selling fruits and vegetables. She has been in this business for 9 years, and works 7 days out of every week. Zaituni sells her products at the market by means of retail. She also generates additional income by selling charcoal.
Zaituni has requested a loan of 1500000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more mangoes, pineapples, oranges, cabbages and onions. The main business challenges for Zaituni include transportation, thieves, and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to start growing the fruits herself and to build her own house.
Zaituni lives in a home that she rents. She has access to electricity but no access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family 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.