Margaret is married with five children and three of them go to school. She also takes care of an additional family member (father).
She has a business of green bananas and has been in this business for six years. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. She generates additional income through selling fruits like oranges and mangoes.
She works at the market seven days out of every week and sells to all categories of people but on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include transportation and thieves.
She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent and school fees.
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.