Robinah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has four children, all of whom are in school. Robinah 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 school fees and feeding the family.
Robinah runs a pub. She has been in this business for ten years, and works seven days per week. Robinah sells her products from home, by means of retail. She has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more crates of beer and soda. Robinah also generates additional income through selling charcoal. The main business challenges for Robinah include transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a fully stocked pub and to educate her children up to university.
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.