Harriet lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a single mother with five children. One of the children is in school. She also has additional family members (grandchildren).
She is a tailor. She buys materials and makes children's and women's wear. She sells her products in a shop on a retail basis. She works six days a week and has been in this business for 10 years.
Harriet has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more rolls of clothing materials. Her major challenges are seasonality and defaulters. Her aspirations are to expand her business and make more profits so that she can own a tailoring school.
Harriet lives in her own house. The family can access electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family.
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.