Gidah lives in Uganda, Kampala. She is single with four children and two of them go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells charcoal. She operates her business on a retail basis and works at the market six days a week. She has been in this business for one year. She has requested a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal for sale. Her major business challenges include thieves and defaulters. Her goals and aspirations are to see her business grow bigger to start selling to villages for charcoal and also to buy a plot of land and build her own house.
Gidah resides in a rented a house, and the family has access to electricity and no 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.