A loan of $275 helped to buy more sacks of charcoal.


Margret's story

Margret sells charcoal from a market stall. Charcoal is in big demand in the market and she serves about 20 people a day. She works six days a week. She incurs extra transport costs as she buys charcoal from the next township, Bwaise. The major challenges she faces in her business are transport costs and seasonality. She has been in this business for the last 10 years.

Margret is a 34-year-old married woman with six children between the ages of 15 and 25 years old. She lives and works in a semi-urban area. All her children go to school. Margret rents a two-room house where she lives with all her children. There is electricity and piped water in her home. The family gets three meals a day. Her major monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Margret has been with MCDT for six years working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to increase her stock. Margret's aspiration is to see her business expand.



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