Specioza Nambooze's Group
She buys rolls of material, which she takes for designing to tailors at a fee for onward selling. There are stalls for charcoal, vegetables, and bananas for food, which she collects from the rural areas and sells retail and wholesale.
Her main challenges are the seasonality of the agricultural produce, high taxation and transport costs, and the floods in the rainy season. The stalls become inaccessible during the rains, and at the same time it becomes difficult for her to move around in order to sell the clothes. There is a ready market for the other merchandise.
She is able to pay rent and school dues and contribute towards fending for the family. She was also able to buy a piece of land.
Her plan is to build a house.
Specioza has paid back more than 10 loans.
About MCDT SACCOThis 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.
This is a Group Loan
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