Mariam is married with six children; all of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (elderly parents). She has a business of selling used clothes and has been in this business for 20 years, selling to all categories of people on both a retail and wholesale basis six days out of every week at the market. She has applied for a loan of 2,000,000 UGX to buy more bales of used clothing. Her major business challenges include transportation, ever-increasing prices of used clothes, and thieves. She is aspiring to start importing used clothes and also to build more rental rooms. She resides in a rented house and her family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying for utility bills.
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.