Catherine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with 5 children, and 4 of her children are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (mother). She sells bananas, cassava and sweet potatoes in the market. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 20 years. She works seven days a week.
She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy bunches of bananas, bags of cassava and sweet potatoes. Her major business challenges are thieves and the transportation of foodstuffs from the villages of Mubende to Natete. Her goals and aspirations are to own a delivery van to ease transportation and to build rental houses. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication.
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.