A loan of $350 helped buy charcoal.


Jalia's story

Jalia lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has 5 children, 4 of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (grand children).

Jalia has a business selling charcoal. She has been in this business for over 10 years and she works 7 days out of every week. Jalia sells her products from home by means of retail.

Jalia has requested a loan of 800000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. The main business challenges for Jalia include seasonality and thieves. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to sell wholesale only and to build rental houses.

Jalia 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 feeding the family and school fees.



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