Florence is married with two children; only one of her children goes to school. She has a secretarial bureau business which she has been involved in for three years.
She has applied for a loan of Uganda shillings 400,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of paper and cartridges. She generates additional income from knitting table cloths. She works seven days a week from a shop that she rents but sells on retail basis. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.
She is aspiring to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to piped water and piped electricity. Her monthly expenses include rent and school fees.
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.