A loan of $225 helped to buy more crates of soda and mineral water, bread, cakes and doughnuts to resell.


Beatrice's story

N. Beatrice lives in the Kasaato Zone of the Mengo Kisenyi neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has six children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of a grandchild. Beatrice runs a kiosk. She has been in this business for five years, and she works seven days out of every week. Beatrice sells her products at retail prices.

Beatrice has requested a loan of 500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more crates of soda and mineral water, bread, cakes and doughnuts. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenges for Beatrice include seasonality and defaulters.

Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a fully stocked kiosk and pay school fees. She lives in a home that she owns and where she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and utility bills.



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