Jane lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has six children, five of whom are in school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.
Jane has a business selling "back cloth" (also called bark cloth). She has been in this business for nine years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Jane sells her products in a shop, retail.
Jane has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more "back cloth". She also generates additional income through selling charcoal.
The main business challenges for Jane include thieves and the transportation of back cloth from villages of Masaka to her place of work. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to sell wholesale only and to venture into selling green bananas. Jane lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes feeding the family and medications.
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.