Christine lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with five children, two of whom attend school. She is also looking after her parents and siblings.
She has been selling charcoal in the market at retail for the last four years, working seven days a week. She does not have any other source of income.
She has requested for a loan of UShs 500,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to stock more sacks of charcoal for sale. Her challenges include seasonality.
Her dream is to expand her business, to be able to employ people, and to build houses for renting out. She joined MCDT because of the weekly repayment system.
She stays in her own house, without access to either electricity or piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees.
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.