Leonia lives in Uganda. She is single and has 6 children, two of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (a cousin and her daughter).
Leonia has a pub business. She has been in this business for 7 years, and she works 7 days a week. Leonia sells her products from home, by retail. She has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more crates of beer and soda and jerrycans of local gin for the festive season.
She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenges for Leonia include thieves, defaulters and the rainy season. Because she works in a muddy place, this hinders her customers from reaching out to her. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to see her business grow big and to own a fully stocked pub and also to educate her children up to university level.
Leonia lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, paying utility bills 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.