Justine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 6 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (father, mother and young brother). Justine has a business of a restaurant selling samosas, donuts mango juice and milk. She has been in this business for 5 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Justine sells her products from home, by means of retail.
Justine has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more boxes of mango juice, milk, samosas, donuts and cakes. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenge(s) for Justine include thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to become a wholesaler, to build rental and also to start frying those products herself. Justine lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include food, fees and electricity.
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.