Mastula is married with five children, three of whom go to school. She has been running a business selling all sorts of used clothes for five years. She works seven days a week, and moves every day to sell to a different area. Mastula generates extra income by working in a beauty salon. She lives in her own house, and her family has access to electricity but not piped water.
Mastula has applied for a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT-SACCO so she can buy more bales of used clothes. Her main business challenges include transportation and seasonality. Mastula dreams of getting a permanent premises for her business, and to become a wholesaler.
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.