A loan of $325 helped to buy more bags of charcoal.


Cissy's story

Cissy W. lives in Ntinda Kulambiro, a neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has five children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her sister's children). Cissy has a business selling charcoal. She has been in this business for 5 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Cissy sells charcoal from home, wholesale or retail. Cissy has requested a loan of 700,000/= Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal .

Cissy also generates additional income through farming. The main business challenges for Cissy include transportation and seasonality. Her goal for her business is to start selling wholesale only. Cissy lives in a home that she rents; she doesn't have access to electricity but has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include paying utility bill, food and school fees.



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