A loan of $500 helped to buy more baskets, mats and handwoven caps.

Mary's story

Mary is a single mother of four children. None of her children go to school. She has been in her business for 20 years. She has a business selling mats, handwoven caps and baskets. She has applied for a loan of 1,200,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more baskets, mats and handwoven caps. She goes from door-to-door selling those crafts and works six days a week. Mary generates additional income by selling tomatoes. Her major business challenges include the rainy season and thieves. She hopes to see her business grow big so that she can own a permanent place for it.

Mary lives in her own house. Her family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include food for feeding the family.

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