A loan of $550 helped to buy more merchandise like sacks of sugar, soap and boxes of salt.


Betty's story

Betty owns a retail shop selling day-to-day essentials. She wants to use this loan to buy more merchandise like boxes of soap, cartons of salt, sacks of sugar, and jerry cans of cooking oil. On average, she serves 20 customers a day. Her challenges include defaulters and the rainy season, because, when it rains, very few customers come to her retail shop which is in a muddy place on the outskirts of Kampala. She pays for transport costs to and from her suppliers in Kikuubo, one of the busiest places in Kampala.

Betty is a 46-year-old married woman with four children between the ages of 13 and 22 years. All her children go to school. She owns a five-room house where she lives with seven people. The family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medication.

Betty has been in her business for six years and with MCDT for ten years, now on her 17th loan working with the same group mates. Betty hopes to see her business grow stronger and wants to start selling only wholesale.



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