Sarah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children, all of whom currently attend school. She is not looking after any other members of the family.
She has been operating a retail shop for basic commodities for three years and works six days a week. She has no other source of income.
She has requested a loan of UShs 300,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy rice, flour, cooking oil, sugar and salt for sale. Her challenges include transportation and the ever-increasing prices of commodities in Uganda.
Her dream is to own a big shop in her building and also to become a wholesaler. She joined MCDT because it is easy to become a member. She stays in her husband`s house without access to both electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses are 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.