Edith is single with three children, and two are in school. She takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). She operates a retail shop at home. She sells her products on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for 3 years. She also gets additional income from selling charcoal.
She has applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy cooking oil, rice, maize flour, soap, and bags of sugar. Her major business challenges include increasing prices of commodities in Uganda, seasonality and transportation. She is aspiring of seeing her business grow into a wholesale shop, and also to build rental houses. She lives in her own house where the family has access to electricity but no access to piped water. Her monthly expenses include paying 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.