Safina lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a widow with five children and all of them attend school. She is not looking after any other family members.
She has been selling vegetables like onions, tomatoes, garlic, cabbages, and eggplants, and also oatmeal in the market at retail for the last ten years, working six days a week. She also sells second-hand clothes as another source of income.
She has requested a loan of UShs 1,500,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to buy cabbages, onions, eggplants, lettuce, garlic, oatmeal and tomatoes. Her challenges include seasonality. Her dream is to get her own land and grow the vegetables herself. She joined MCDT because the loan interest is relatively low. She rents a house with access to electricity but no 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.