Elizabeth is married with eight children; seven of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (nephews).
She has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for ten years. She generates additional income through renting rooms.
She has applied for a loan of 2000000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bread, bags of sugar, jerrycans of cooking oil, cartons of salt, bags of rice and maize flour. She sells these products in her shop to all types of people, and seven days a week.
Her major business challenges include debtors and transportation of commodities from Kikuubo to her shop. She aspires of owning a delivery van to help with transportation and to own a wholesale shop.
She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, feeding the family 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.