Allen lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children and two go to school. She takes care of additional family members. She operates a retail shop at the market. She has been in this business for the last 11 years. She works for seven days a week. She gets additional income from selling piped water and a beauty salon. She has requested for a loan of Uganda shilling 700,000 to buy cooking oil, sugar, rice, beans, crates of soda, and peas. Her major challenge includes high transportation costs which increase the operational costs. Her goal and inspiration is to buy a fridge so as to serve her customers better. She lives in her own house and the family has access to electricity and 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.