Norah is married with three children, and two of her children go to school. She has a business selling second-hand clothes and has been in this business for three months. Aside from her clothing business, she generates additional income from selling piped water. Norah works seven days a week.
Norah has applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings to buy more bales of second-hand clothes. Her major business challenges include the transportation of clothing bales and the ever-increasing prices of used clothes in Uganda. Norah aspires to see her business grow big so that she can start importing used clothes. She also aspires to build her own house.
Norah resides in a home that she rents. Her family has access to electricity but no access to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent and food for the family.
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.