A loan of $575 helped to buy more cabbages, eggplants, tomatoes, garlic, onions, lettuce, and oatmeal.

Safina's story

Safina lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is a widow with five children and all of them attend school. She is not looking after any other family members.

She has been selling vegetables like onions, tomatoes, garlic, cabbages, and eggplants, and also oatmeal in the market at retail for the last ten years, working six days a week. She also sells second-hand clothes as another source of income.

She has requested a loan of UShs 1,500,000 from MCDT- SACCO to enable her to buy cabbages, onions, eggplants, lettuce, garlic, oatmeal and tomatoes. Her challenges include seasonality. Her dream is to get her own land and grow the vegetables herself. She joined MCDT because the loan interest is relatively low. She rents a house with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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