Immaculate is married with five children, three in school. She also takes care of her elderly parents. She has a business selling fruits and vegetables at the market and sells on a retail basis only. She has applied for a loan of 700000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy eggplant, green pepper, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage and onions. She has been in this business for seven years. Immaculate generates additional income selling sweets and biscuits. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. She is aspiring to grow more vegetables and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent and school fees for her children.
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.