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A loan of $500 helped buy fruits and vegetables to sell.


Teopista's story

Teopista is married and has seven children, two of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren).

Teopista has a business of a market stall and has been in this business for 13 years. She doesn’t have any other income generating activity. She has applied for a loan of 1,300,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas, tomatoes, onions, mangoes, Irish potatoes and cassavas to sell. She works at the market six days out of every week and sells on retail basis only. Her major business challenge includes seasonality and transportation. She is aspiring of owning a delivery van to ease in transportation and also to become a wholesaler.

Teopista resides in a rented house and the family has no access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses includes school fees and rent.



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