Aida is married with five children and three of them go to school. She takes care of additional family members. Aida is married to a businessman. She owns a retail shop in Kisaasi, one of the city suburbs, and sells to all categories of people. The family has access to electricity and piped water. She wants to use this loan of 2,000,000/= to buy more merchandise like bags of sugar, cartons of wheat flour, cartons of salt, jerrycans of cooking oil and boxes of soap. After being with MCDT for five years now, Aida is boastful of growth in business and income. She has been in this business for 10 years. She doesn’t have any other source of income besides this retail business. Aida rents her business premises at 70,000/= per month. The people in the community around her shop are Aida’s major customers. She works seven days a week. She aspires to see her business grow big and start selling at wholesale only. Formerly, Aida had a problem of thieves but managed to buy iron bars. Now she is faced with the problem of transportation as she incurs a lot of transport costs to and from buying merchandise at Kikuubo, one of the busiest places in Kampala city. Aida decided to work with MCDT because of the co-operation of the staff.
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.