Florence lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed with nine children, and all her children go to school. She has no additional family members. She operates a retail shop. She has been in this business for the last 15 years. She works seven days a week. She has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy cooking oil, soap, sugar and a carton of salt. Florence's major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to own a fully stocked wholesale shop and to build rental houses. She lives in her own house, and her family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.
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.