Deborah is married with six children, three of whom are dependents. She also takes care of additional family members. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, feeding the family and paying utility bills.
Deborah has been in the fish selling business for three years, and sells to all categories of people on retail. She doesn’t have any other side income. She has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more baskets of fish. She works seven days every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation. She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to buy a delivery van to help her with transportation.
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.