Christine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and the mother of six children, some of whom are enrolled in school. She earns a living by selling fruits and vegetables at a local market. She has been in business for the last 20 years. She also earns additional income by selling water. She works six days a week, and is requesting a loan for 1,500,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy more watermelons, pineapples, passion fruits, onions and tomatoes to sell. Her major business challenges are transportation costs and the seasonality of various crops. Her goals and aspirations are to build her own house and to educate her children to the university level. She lives in a rented house and her family has no access to piped-in water or electricity. Her major expenses include rent and food.
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.