A loan of $175 helped to buy bags of charcoal.


Prossy's story

Prossy is married with three children, two of whom are young enough to still be in school. She also takes care of her late sister's child. For four years she's worked seven days a week selling charcoal, both retail and wholesale. Her major costs are school fees, rent, and feeding the family. She sells fruit and vegetables on the side to generate additional income.

Prossy's major business challenges include thieves and seasonality. Her family resides in a rented house, where they have access to electricity but not to piped water, and she dreams to one day sell wholesale only and to build her own house. Prossy has applied for a loan of 400,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDTSACCO, Kiva's loan partner, to buy more bags of charcoal.



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