Sarah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married and has five children and all her children go to school. She has one additional family member (a step brother). She lives in a rented house and the family has access to neither electricity nor piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent and food.
She sells second-hand clothes at the market. She has been in this business for the last 10 years. She works six days a week. She has requested a loan of Uganda shillings 400,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy a bale of second-hand clothes. Her major business challenges are ever increasing prices of used clothes, thieves and seasonality. Her goals are to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house.
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.