Hamida lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has 6 children, all of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her mother).
Hamida has a business of selling green bananas. She has been in this business for 10 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Hamida sells her products at the market, by means of retail. Hamida has requested a loan of 1500000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas.
The main business challenge(s) for Hamida include seasonality and transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start going to villages for green bananas and to buy a motor van for ease of transportation. Hamida lives in a home that she rents; she has access to electricity and to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, rent and paying for utility bills.
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.