Cissy is married with four children, and all of them go to school. She also takes care of additional family members. She sells green bananas and has been in this business for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 900,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She has no additional income. She works at the market seven days a week, working only at sales. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. She is aspires to selling wholesale and also to open up another stall for different types of food. She resides in a rented house and her family has access to electricity, but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent for her stall at the market 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.