Aidah is 48 and married with six children between the ages of 14 and 22. All her children go to school. She takes care of additional family members. Aidah resides in and owns a four-room house, where she is staying with five people. There is electricity and piped water at home. The family gets two meals a day. She resides and works in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala.
Aidah sells second-hand clothes on Lubaga road, one of roads leading to Kampala city. She incurs extra transport costs to and from shopping at Owino market, one of the busiest markets in Uganda. She doesn’t pay rent for her business as she works from her home. She sells to all categories of people on both a retail and wholesale basis.
Aidah has been in this business for six years and also with MCDT for six years. She is now servicing her 15th loan, working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more bales of clothes. Aidah aspires to see her business grow bigger and to start going directly to Dubai for second-hand clothes.
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.