Harriet is married with four children and only three children go to school. She has a food stall and has been in this business for six years. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings to buy more tomatoes, Irish potatoes, cassava, pumpkins, yams, and banana clusters. She generates additional income through peasant farming. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She is aspiring to seeing her business of owning a fully stocked food stall and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent and school fees.
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.