Leonia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with six children, two of whom currently attend school. She is also looking after her parents. For seven years, Leonia has been operating a pub and selling crates of beer and soda, at retail, from home. She works seven days a week. She has no other source of income.
Leonia has requested a loan of 1,000,000 UGX from Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) to buy crates of beer and soda and jerrycans (containers capable of holding several gallons of liquid) of local gin for resale. Her challenges include transportation and seasonality. Her dream is to accumulate profits to help her put up rental houses and to own a fully stocked pub.
Leonia joined MCDT because of the timely loans. She rents a house without access to electricity or 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.