A loan of $375 helped to buy more bags of charcoal.


Esther's story

Esther is a widow with five children--four of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of selling charcoal selling to all categories of customers, both retail and wholesale. She has applied for a loan of 900000 Ugandan shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She has been in charcoal business for one year. Besides this charcoal business, she own a kiosk at the nearby school selling bread, biscuits, sweets, fried cassava and cakes. She works seven days out of every week and works from her home. Her major business challenges include transportation of bags of charcoal from the villages to her home and also the rainy season which hinders her movements. She aspires to own a delivery van to ease transportation, to build rental rooms, and to educate her children up to university. She resides in her own house and the family has no access to piped water but has access to electricity. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and feeding the family.



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