Aida is widowed with seven children; only one of her children goes to school. She takes care of additional family members (her mother and grandchildren).
She has a business selling used clothes, and she has been in this business for 10 years. She generates additional income through poultry farming. She works at the market six days a week and sells both retail and wholesale.
She has applied for a loan of 1,900,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bales of used clothes. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.
She is aspires to see her business grow big, so that she buy another plot of land to build rental rooms and also to sell at wholesale only .
She resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and paying 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.