Edith lives in Uganda. She is married and has five children, two of whom are in school. Edith lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include medication and school fees.
Edith has a business selling charcoal. She has been in this business for six years, and she works seven days a week. Edith sells her products from home, by means of wholesale/retail. She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. She also generates additional income through rental rooms. The main business challenges for Edith include seasonality and transportation. Her goals and aspirations are to start selling wholesale only and also to educate her children up to university level.
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.