Madina lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with six children, all of whom attend school. She is not looking after other family members.
She has been selling green bananas in the market on a retail basis for one year, working six days a week. She also sells Irish potatoes as another source of income.
She has requested a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more green bananas and sacks of Irish potatoes for sale. Her challenges include unstable supplies and seasonality. Her dream is to be able to buy a lorry full of green bananas, become a wholesaler and also to build her own house.
She joined MCDT because she wanted to be one of the breadwinners in the family. She stays with her husband in a rented house without access to 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.