Rose is married with four children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (her elderly parents). She has a business selling charcoal and has been in this business for eight years, selling to all categories of people on a retail basis. She has applied for a loan of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal.
Rose generates additional income from frying pancakes, chapati and samosa to sell. She works from her home seven days a week. Her major business challenges include thieves, transportation and defaulters. She is aspiring of acquiring a delivery van to ease in transportation and also becoming a wholesaler and also building rental rooms. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying utility bills.
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.