Aisha lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with three children, and none of them attend school. She does not look after any other family members.
She has been selling sweet bananas in the market at wholesale for ten years and has no other source of income. She has requested a loan of 300,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to enable her buy more bunches of yellow bananas to sell.
Her challenges include seasonality. Her dream is to expand her business to another market. She joined MCDT because of the relatively low interest charged on loans. She lives in a rented house with access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include 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.