Esther lives in Uganda. She is married and has five children, all of whom are in school. Esther lives in a home that she owns. She has access to piped water but not to electricity. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family, school fees and medical fees.
Esther has a business of selling second-hand shoes. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works five days out of every week.
Esther sells her products at the market by means of retail.
Esther has requested a loan of 1,500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bales of shoes.
The main business challenges for Esther include transportation and the rainy season.
Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start importing clothes and also to buy a plot of land.
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.