Hadjah is married with 8 children. Five of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of selling bananas at the market on a retail basis. She has been in this business for 6 years and works seven days a week.
Hadjah has applied for a loan of 1300,000 Ugandans shillings from MCDT-SACCO which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication. Her major business challenges include seasonality and the ever increasing prices of bananas and difficulties with their transportation to market. She aspires to see her business grow big and to start selling wholesale only and also to own a delivery van to ease the problems of transportation.
Hadjah resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water.
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.