Leokadia is married with four children and all her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family (her late brother's daughter). She has a business of selling fresh cassava and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of cassava. She doesn't have any other income generating activity. She works at the market and works on a retail basis only six days out of every week. Her major business challenge includes seasonality and defaulters. She is aspiring of seeing her business grow big so that she can sell on wholesale only and also start growing cassava. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and rent.
Note- She is not a teacher but they do sit in classrooms for their weekly group meetings.
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.