Esther lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has two children who both attend school. She also takes care of one additional family member, her daughter-in-law. She lives in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, school fees and food.
She sells secondhand shoes at the market to retail customers. She earns additional income from farming. She has been in business for the last three years. She works seven days a week. She has requested for a loan of 500,000 UGX from MCDT – SACCO in order to buy more secondhand shoes. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to expand her business into a wholesale shop and to educate her children through the university level.
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.