Mariam lives in Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, all of whom are in school. Mariam has a business of selling soft drinks. She has been in this business for 4 years, and she works 6 days a week. Mariam sells her products at the market by means of wholesale and retail. Mariam has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more crates of soda, boxes of mineral water, and passion fruits. She also generates additional income through frying chapattis. The main business challenges for Mariam include seasonality and thievery. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to open up another branch selling soft drinks. Mariam lives in a home that she rents. She has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, 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.