Oliver lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has eight children, and seven of the children are in school. Oliver cares for two additional family members (her mother and sister).
She sells fruits, vegetables and greens at the market on a wholesale basis. She has been in this business for 10 years. She works five days a week. She has rental houses, as another source of livelihood. Oliver has applied for a loan of 1,800,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO, to enable her to buy more produce for sale, for example cabbages, onions, tomatoes, oranges, pineapples and mangoes. The challenges of her business are transportation and seasonality.
Some of her goals and aspirations are to buy land, to grow vegetables herself in a way that increases her sales, and to educate her children up to university. She says she decided to work with MCDT, because services are convenient to her. Oliver owns the house she stays in. She has access to electricity and piped water. Oliver’s greatest monthly expenses are school fees and feeding the family.
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.