Zaituni lives in Uganda, Kampala. She is married with five children, of whom three go to school. She takes care of additional family members. She sells fruits and vegetables at the market on retail basis. She works seven days a week .She has been in this business for the last eight years. She earns additional income from selling charcoal. She has requested a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy bags of charcoal, pineapples, onions, tomatoes and cabbages. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation. Her goal and aspiration is to buy a delivery van to reduce transport costs. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and running water. Her monthly expenses include food 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.