Gorret is married with four children, two of whom go to school. She has been in business for 10 years selling bananas to all categories of people on a retail basis. She has applied for a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bananas to sell. Besides this banana business, she generates additional income by selling charcoal. Gorret works seven days a week. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to see her business grow so that she would earn enough profits to buy a delivery van and also to buy a plot of land to build her own house. She resides in her rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes rent and school fees.
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.