Hajara lives in Uganda. She is married and has five children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (orphans).
Hajara has a business of selling bananas. She has been in this business for 10 years, and she works six days out of every week. Hajara sells her products at the market, by means of wholesale trade. Hajara has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas. She also generates additional income through rental rooms.
The main business challenges for Hajara include transportation and the rainy season. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van to ease transportation costs and also to educate her children up to university. Hajara lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
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.