A loan of $250 helped to buy more second-hand women's handbags.

Ruth's story

Ruth lives in Uganda. She is married and has six children, four of whom are in school. Ruth lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent, medication, school fees and food for the family.

Ruth has a business selling women's handbags. She has been in this business for ten years, and she works seven days a week. Ruth sells her products in a shop, by means of retail. She has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from Kiva partner, MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy to buy more bales of bags. She also generates additional income through selling clothes and jeans. The main business challenges for Ruth include transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start importing bags herself and also to sell wholesale only.

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