Hadjah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, two in school. She has one additional family member (grandmother). She is a tailor who operates her business from a shop that she rents. She has been in this business for the last 10 years. She works six days a week. She has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy more rolls of clothing materials (African attire) and materials for making new clothes. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. She generates additional income through selling firewood. Her goals and aspirations are to buy an electric sewing machine and also build a house. 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, rent and food.
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.