Hadjah operates a food stall business to earn her living. She has run her business for 10 years, selling her wares from her home on a retail basis seven days a week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. Her food stall is her sole income-generating activity.
Hadjah and her husband have six children, five of whom attend school. She also takes care of grandchildren. The family resides in a rented house and has access to electricity but not to piped water. Their monthly expenses include school fees and rent.
Hadjah has applied for a loan in the amount of 1,600,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO. She decided to join MCDT-SACCO because of its good customer care. She will use her loan funds to buy cassava, banana fingers, tomatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, cabbages, and eggplants.
Hadjah aspires toward eventually becoming a wholesaler. She also has a goal of buying a plot of land where she can build a house for her 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.