Amina lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with six children and all of them attend school. She is also looking after her sister.
She has been selling raw food in the market for two years, working six days a week. She also sells cow peas to earn additional income.
She has requested a loan of UGX 200,000 from MCDT-SACCO to enable her to purchase more foodstuff like bananas, cassava, sweet and Irish potatoes to sell. Her challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her dream is to be able to own a big shop for all kinds of clothes for wholesale. She joined MCDT because of their interest in people with small businesses like herself. She rents a house with access to electricity but without piped water. Her major monthly expenses are 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.