Berna has been engaged in a poultry farming business for the past 10 years. Her major business challenges include thieves, seasonality, and poultry diseases. She earns an additional income from operating a retail shop.
She and her husband have five children, three of whom are enrolled in school. The family resides in a rented house and has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent, and food for the family.
Berna has applied for a loan in the amount of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO, which she will use to buy chicks and bags of chicken feed. Her goal is eventually to own a hatchery and to build her own house.
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.