Rebecca lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has seven children, three of whom are in school. Rebecca has a business selling sugar cane. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works seven days out of every week.
Rebecca sells her products in a market, retail. She has requested a loan of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bundles of sugar cane. She also generates additional income through working as a sweeper with the Kampala City council. The main business challenges for Rebecca include thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start growing sugar cane and also to sell wholesale only.
Rebecca lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
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.