Cissy is married and has two children. Both of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She resides in her own house, and the family has access to both electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and electricity bills.
She has a business selling second-hand clothes and shoes. She has been in this business for eight years. She works at the market five days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves. She has applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX) from MCDT-SACCO. She will use the loan to buy more bales of used clothes. She is aspiring to one day be a seller at wholesale only, and also to build rental housing.
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.