Eunice is married and has four children, and two of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members. She resides in her own house, but the family doesn’t have access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, feeding the family, and medication.
She has a business selling produce, like beans, ground nuts, green peas, tomatoes, onions, and sweet and Irish potatoes. She has been in this business for two years. She generates additional income through mushroom growing.
Eunice has applied for a loan of 500,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO, to buy more bags of beans, green peas, ground nuts, onions and tomatoes. She supplies the produce to supermarkets and sells mainly on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to become a wholesaler, and to buy a delivery van to make transportation of goods easier.
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.