Mariam is married and has four children, and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.
She has a business of selling charcoal and has been in this business for 10 years. She works in the market seven days out of every week and sells on both a retail and a wholesale basis. Her major business challenges include transportation and defaulters.
She has applied for a loan of 1,100,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal.
She is aspiring to own a delivery vehicle to ease in transportation and to build her own 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.