Fatuma lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with seven children, three of whom are in school. She does not take care of additional family members. She sells fruits and vegetables on a retail basis at the market. She has been in this business for the last 15 years. She works seven days a week. She has requested a loan of 1,200,000 shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy boxes of tomatoes, onions, and watermelon. Her major business challenge is seasonality and transportation. Her goal is to buy a plot of land and start growing fruits and vegetables, and also to become a wholesaler. She lives in her own house, and her family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and food.
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.