Hellen lives in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has one child who doesn't go to school. Hellen has a business selling animal and poultry feed. She has been in this business for two years, and she works seven days a week. Hellen sells her products in a retail shop.
Hellen has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy bags of chicken and poultry feed. She also generates additional income through rearing chicken. The main business challenges for Hellen include seasonality and transportation.
Her goals and aspirations for her business are to become a wholesaler and also to own a delivery van. Hellen lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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.