A loan of $150 helped to buy more bales of used clothes to sell.

Esther's story

Esther lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single with two children and both of them attend school. She is not looking after any other family members.

She has been selling second hand clothes at retail in the market and from door to door for three years, working six days a week. She does not have any other source of income.

She has requested for a loan of UShs 400,000 from Kiva partner MCDT- SACCO in order to enable her to buy bales of second hand clothes to sell. Her challenges include seasonality and ever increasing prices of used clothes. Her dream is to expand her business, employ people in other markets and also to start importing used clothes. She joined MCDT for more capital and because of timely loans. She rents a house without access to either electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses are rent, water and school fees.

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