Gorretti lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a widow with six children, four of whom attend school. She is also looking after her siblings as well. She stays in her house without access to either electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include paying school fees.
She has been selling beans, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and yams in the market at retail for ten years, working six days a week. She also has rental houses as another source of income.
She has requested a loan of UGX 300,000 from MCDT-SACCO to be able to purchase more yams, sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes for sale.
Her challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her dream is to grow her business and be able to collect the food herself from the villages, thus yielding higher profits. She joined MCDT because of its interest in serving the poor.
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.