Aisha is married with three children, and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (old parents). She has a business of a retail shop, selling all commodities.
She has applied for a loan of 1,700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, jerrycans of cooking oil and boxes of soap. She has been in this business for six years, selling to all categories of people, but on a retail basis only. Besides this retail shop business, she also hires out her motorcycle to generate additional income.
She works seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and the ever increasing prices of commodities in Uganda. She is aspiring of owning a fully stocked retail shop and also buying a plot of land and building her own house. She resides in a rented house, and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her 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.