Hadjah is married with eight children, four of whom go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (her grandchildren and in-laws). She lives in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
Hadjah has a business selling beer and local gin. She has been in this business for the last 5 years and she sells to all categories of people on a retail basis. She has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more crates of beer and jerrycans of local gin.
Hadjah doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. Her business challenges include thieves and defaulters. She aspires to see her business grow large enough that she can run a fully stocked pub.
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.