Harriet is married, with five children and two of her children go to school. She also takes care of her old parents.
She has a business of market-vending and has been in this business for 15 years. She has applied for a loan of UGX 900,000 (Uganda shillings) from Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) to buy more fruits, like mangoes, carrots, tomatoes, pineapples, oranges, watermelon, and paw paws.
Harriet works at the market five days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation of fruits from the villages to her stall. She aspires to grow some of those fruits and also to start selling on a wholesale basis only.
Harriet resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent, and utilities.
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.