Salama is married with three children, all of whom attend school. She also takes care of additional family members (a sister and brother). For the last three years, she has earned a living by selling used bed sheets, and is applying for a loan for 1,800,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more of these sheets to sell to her customers. She generates additional income by selling soft drinks, works five days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges are seasonality and thieves. In the future, she hopes to become a wholesaler and build rooms to rent out. She lives in her own house and her family has access to electricity and piped-in water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medicines.
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.