Harriet is a single mother of six children, none attending school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). She has operated a chicken-raising business for 12 years. She has applied for a loan of 300,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of chicken feed and medicine. She rents a shop where she sells to all categories of people on a retail basis seven days a week. Her major business challenges include thieves, transportation of feed and chicken diseases. She aspires to become a large poultry farmer and also to build more chicken houses. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her major personal challenges include paying utility bills and feeding the family.
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.