Mary is married with four children and all of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (elderly parents). She has a business of selling green bananas and has been in this business for ten years.
She has applied for a loan of 800,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She works from her home and sells on a retail basis, seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges includes transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to become a wholesaler and also to buy a delivery van to ease transportation. She resides in her own house and her family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and medication.
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.