Rebecca lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with seven children, three of whom attend school. She is not looking after additional members of her family.
She has been selling sugar cane in the market at retail for ten years, working six days a week. She does not have an additional source of income.
She has requested for a loan of 400,000 UGX from MCDT- SACCO to enable her buy more bundles of sugar cane to resell. Her challenges include high transport costs and seasonality. Her dream is to expand her business to wholesale; she also wants to start growing sugar cane. She joined MCDT because she did not have enough capital. She rents a house with access to electricity and no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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.