Florence lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with two children, both of whom attend school. She is looking after her mother.
She has been selling chips, fish and rice from door to door at retail for two years, working seven days a week. She does not have any other source of income.
She has requested a loan of UGX 1,300,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more sacks of Irish potatoes, rice, spices, charcoal and cooking oil. Her challenges include having to move from door to door and seasonality. Her dream is to own a big restaurant and also to get a permanent business premise. She joined MCDT to acquire more capital for her business. She rents a house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major 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.