Winnie lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed with six children and only one of her children goes to school. She takes care of additional family members (two orphans and her grandchildren.)
She operates a shop and operates it on a retail basis. She works six days a week. She also gets additional income from rental houses. She has been in business for the last 10 years.
She has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT – SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, rice, flour, boxes of soap, mineral water and crates of soda. Her major business challenges are ever increasing prices of commodities, transportation, and seasonality. She is aspiring of becoming a wholesaler and building more rental rooms is her dream. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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.