Eva is married with five children and four of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (sister and brother). She has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for 6 years. She has applied for a loan of 1,700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, cooking oil and a bag of rice. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. She works from home seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation of merchandise from Kampala city to her shop. She is aspiring to own a fully-stocked shop and also to own a delivery van to ease in transportation, so this loan will help her get closer to those goals. She resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include 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.