Rose lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, all of whom go to school. She also takes care of one additional family member (her mother). She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her major expenses include paying for electricity and school fees.
Rose sells charcoal at the market on a retail basis. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last 8 years. She has requested a loan of 1,300,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. Her major business challenges are transportation, defaulters and seasonality. Her goal is to become a wholesaler.
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.