Agiri is widowed and has four children, none of whom go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). She has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for four years. She has applied for a loan of 800,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, cooking oil and rice. She generates additional income through selling and frying sweet potatoes and cassava. She works in a shop and sells on retail basis only, seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. She aspires to own a fully stocked retail shop and also to buy a plot of land and build a house.
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.