Samali lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children and all of them attend school. She is also looking after her parents.
She has been operating a retail shop for basic commodities for eight years, working seven days a week. She also sells tap water for more income. She has requested a loan of UGX 1,000,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more sugar, rice, soda, salt, Irish potatoes, and flour to sell. Her challenge includes seasonality. Her dream is to own a big shop. She joined MCDT because she did not have another source for more capital. She stays in a rented house with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expenses are rent and school fees.
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.