Hadjah is a single mother of four children. Only two of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (a granddaughter). She resides in her own house. The family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication.
Hadjah has a business selling green bananas and has been in this business for six years. She works at the market seven days a week and sells to all kinds of people but on retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters.
Hadjah has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She is hoping to become a wholesaler and also to build rental rooms and to educate her remaining children up to university.
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.