Harriet is a single mother of five children, two of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.
For the past 20 years, Harriet has operated a business selling vegetables. She sells to all categories of people but only on a retail basis. She has applied for a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of carrots, tomatoes, green onions and eggplants. She works at the market six days a week and sells retail only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.
Harriet aspires to become a wholesaler and also to start growing her own vegetables. She resides in a rented house where the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. Her monthly expenses include her children's school fees, rent and food for 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.