Christine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with five children who all go to school. She has one additional family member whom she cares for - her mother. She sells bread, butter, milk, etc. at the market in a retail shop. She has been in this business for the last 5 years. She works seven days a week. She has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from MCDT – SACCO to buy loaves of bread, butter, packets of tea leaves, coffee, cocoa and packets of milk. Her major business challenges are on and off electricity and the fluctuating prices of milk. Her goals and aspirations are to become a wholesaler and also build a house for her family. She lives in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, paying for utility bills and food.
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.