Jalia lives in Uganda. She is married and has six children, four of whom are in school. Jalia has a business of selling second hand shoes. She has been in this business for five years, and she works seven days out of every week. Jalia sells her products retail at the market.
Jalia has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bales of second hand shoes.The main business challenges for Jalia include the ever-increasing prices of shoes as well as seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start importing shoes herself and also to sell on a wholesale basis only.
Jalia lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include medication, 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.