Justine is a single mother of six children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of selling secondhand shoes and has been in this business for the last seven years. She has applied for a loan of 500,000 Ugandan shillings to buy more bales of used clothes. She sells to all categories of people on retail and works at the market seven days a week. Her major business challenges include thieves and the rainy season, which hinders her customers' ability to reach her. She aspires to import used shoes and also to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, school fees, and feeding 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.