A loan of $500 helped to buy more rice, cooking oil, bananas, and charcoal.

Margaret's story

Margaret is a 45-year-old married woman with five children aged between 7 and 17 years. All of her children go to school. She owns and lives in a four-room house with seven other people. Margaret takes care of three additional family members/ There is electricity and piped water at her home. The family gets two meals a day. She lives and works in a semi-urban area.

Margaret owns a restaurant. She also sells charcoal in one of Kampala's suburbs. She doesn’t incur any extra transportation cost, because she buys from her place of work. Margaret sells to an average of 20 people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works seven days a week. Her major monthly expense is school fees. She has been in this business for eight years.

Margaret has been with MCDT for nine years and is servicing her twentieth loan with the same group-mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. Margaret hopes to see her business grow bigger and she wants to own commercial houses in the available space.


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