Aisha N. lives in the Kitawuluzi neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has six children, all of whom are in school. She lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and food.
Aisha has a business selling roasted food like potatoes, cassava, and maize. She has been in this business for over ten years, and works seven days a week. She sells her products at the market, retail, and her main business challenge is transportation.
Aisha has requested a loan of 800,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of sweet potatoes, maize, bananas and cassava. Her goal and aspiration for her business is to own a delivery van.
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.