Flavia N. lives in Kawempe, a neighbourhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (niece and nephew).
Flavia has a business selling bananas. She has been in this business for 9 years and she works 7 days out of every week. Flavia sells her products at the market, wholesale and retail. Flavia has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas.
The main business challenges for Flavia include transportation, thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van to ease transportation costs and also educating her children up to university. Flavia lives in a home that she owns; she doesn't have access to electricity and doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and medication.
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.