Zaituni is a single mother of five children, four in school. She has a business selling fruits and vegetables. She has applied for a loan of 900000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more boxes of pineapples, sweet bananas, mangoes, oranges and apples. She generates additional income from selling charcoal. She works at the market seven days out of every week, selling on a retail basis. Her major business challenges includes seasonality, perishable food and thieves. She wants to start growing some of the fruits, become a wholesaler and also see her children go up to university. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her monthly expense includes school fees and feeding the family.
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.