Hadjah is married with six children, and four of her children go to school. She also takes care of her daughter in law. She has a business of a food stall selling tomatoes, onions, Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes. She has applied for a loan of 1,600,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of Irish potatoes, boxes of tomatoes, onions and sweet potatoes. She has been in this business for 10 years selling to all categories of people on a retail basis. She works seven days per week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. She is aspiring to open and own a wholesale shop and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes 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.