A loan of $850 helped to buy more sugar, salt, soap and cooking oil.

Mariam's story

Mariam N. lives in the Kawempe neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has five children, all of whom are in school.

Mariam has a retail shop business. She has been in this business for ten years, and she works six days out of every week. Mariam sells her products in a shop, by means of wholesale/retail. She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap and cooking oil. She also generates additional income through poultry farming.

The main business challenges for Mariam include transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a delivery van. Mariam lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family and paying utility bills and school fees.

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