Mastula is married with five children and only one of her children goes to school. She also takes care of additional family members (mother). She has a retail shop business and has been in this business for nine years. She has applied for a loan of 300 000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, and boxes of soap. She generates additional income through poultry farming. She works six days a week and sells on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation and thieves. She is aspiring to own a fully stocked retail shop and to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent and feeding the family.
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.