Rehema lives in Uganda. She is single and has seven children, six of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her mother).
Rehema has a restaurant. She has been in this business for eight years, and she works seven days out of every week. Rehema sells her products at the market, by means of retail.
Rehema has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas, beef, cassava and rice.
The main business challenges for Rehema include the ever increasing prices of food stuffs, and thieves. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start growing some of the foodstuffs and to own a fully stocked restaurant.
Rehema lives in a home that she rents; she doesn't have access to electricity and doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding her 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.