Gladys lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with two children and both go to school. She takes care of additional family members. She operates a kiosk at the market. She sells to all kinds of people on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last two years. She works six days a week. She has requested a loan of 200,000 UGX to buy trays of eggs, crates of soda, sweets, biscuits, cooking oil, and other kinds of juice. Her major challenges include high transportation costs and electricity, which increase her operational costs. Her goal and inspiration is to own a fully-stocked kiosk .She lives in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and does not have access to piped water. Her major 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.