A loan of $700 helped to buy more used bed sheets.


Salama's story

Salama is married with three children, all of whom attend school. She also takes care of additional family members (a sister and brother). For the last three years, she has earned a living by selling used bed sheets, and is applying for a loan for 1,800,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more of these sheets to sell to her customers. She generates additional income by selling soft drinks, works five days out of every week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges are seasonality and thieves. In the future, she hopes to become a wholesaler and build rooms to rent out. She lives in her own house and her family has access to electricity and piped-in water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medicines.



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