Alisha is lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with four children; three of her children go to school. She has one additional family member, a sister. She lives in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
Alisha sells green bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava and fruit in the market. She gets additional income from rental houses. She works seven days a week. She has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 2,300,000 from MCDT – SACCO to buy boxes of oranges, watermelon, pineapples, bunches of green bananas, sacks of sweet potatoes and cassava.
Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals are to buy a truck for transporting her stock to the market and also to start selling wholesale only.
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.