Teopista is married and has seven children, two of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren).
Teopista has a business of a market stall and has been in this business for 13 years. She doesn’t have any other income generating activity. She has applied for a loan of 1,300,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas, tomatoes, onions, mangoes, Irish potatoes and cassavas to sell. She works at the market six days out of every week and sells on retail basis only. Her major business challenge includes seasonality and transportation. She is aspiring of owning a delivery van to ease in transportation and also to become a wholesaler.
Teopista resides in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes 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.