A loan of $250 helped to buy more bales of clothing.


Alice's story

Alice lives and works in a semi-urban area where she deals in secondhand clothes. She incurs extra transport costs to and from the Owino market, where she buys those clothes. Alice sells to an average of 20 people a day and sells to all kinds of people. She works six days a week. She has been in this business for the last five years.

Alice is a 48-year-old married woman with seven children, ages 16 to 28 years. Three of her children are in school. She owns a three-room house where she lives with nine people. Alice doesn’t take care of any additional family members. There is electricity and piped water in her home. The family gets three meals a day. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.

Alice has been with MCDT for five years; she is now on her tenth loan working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more bales of secondhand clothes. Alice wants to see her business expand and to own rooms to rent.



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