Fatuma lives in Uganda. She is married and has 4 children, all of whom are in school. Fatuma has a food stall business. She has been in this business for less than one year and she works 6 days out of every week. Fatuma sells her products at the market by means of wholesale/retail. She also generates additional income through selling piped water and doing computer work.
Fatuma has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables like mangoes, pineapples and cabbages. The main business challenges for Fatuma include seasonality and perishability. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to buy a deep freezer to keep her fruits and also to start growing some of the fruits.
Fatuma lives in a home that she rents. She has access to electricity but doesn't have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include rent 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.