Christine is widowed with four children; all of her children go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells secondhand clothes from home. She has been in business for five years. She works seven days a week.
She has applied for a loan of 100,000 UGX from MCDT-SACCO to buy bales of secondhand clothes. Her major business challenges include seasonality (rainy season) which hinders her movements and defaulters. She is aspiring to get her own house and also to become a wholesaler . She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family.
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.