Juliet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom attend school. She is also looking after her mother. She stays in her husband's house, with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.
She has been retailing second-hand shoes in the market for the past two years, working six days a week. She does not have an additional source of income.
Juliet has requested a loan of UGX 400,000 from MCDT-SACCO, to enable her to buy more second-hand shoes for sale. She joined MCDT because she did not have enough capital for her business. Her business challenges include seasonality and hard luck -- when she finds damaged shoes in a bale of shoes she has bought. Her dream is to expand her business and be able to sell whole bales, instead of selling shoes one pair at a time.
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.