Sarah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children and all her children go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells sweet potatoes at the market. She sells her products on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 10 years. She works six days a week. She has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 400,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy cassava and sweet potatoes. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to own a delivery van to ease in transportation and to educate her children to university level. She lives in a rented house, and the family has access to electricity and does not have access to 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.