Diana lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children and all her children go to school. She has no additional family members.
She sells fruits and vegetables at the market on a retail basis. She gets additional income from selling piped water. She has been in this business for the last 5 years. She works seven days a week.
She has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT–SACCO to buy bunches of sweet bananas, pineapple, watermelon, greens and cabbages. Her major business challenges are seasonality and transportation. Her goal and aspirations are to become a wholesaler and also to buy a plot of land. She lives in her own house and the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include medication 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.