Sarah is married with four children and all of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. She has a retail shop and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 25,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, and boxes of soap, cooking oil, and bags of bread, maize flour, and rice. She doesn’t have any other income generating activity.
Sarah resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. She works seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges includes seasonality, transportation, and the ever-increasing price of commodities in Uganda. She aspires to selling wholesale only and also to owning a delivery van to ease transportation. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying for utility bills.
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.