A loan of $325 helped to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, cooking oil, rice and beans.


Gertrude's story

Gertrude is married with eight children, and two of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (sister-in-law).

Gertrude has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for 1 ½ years. She has applied for a loan of 800,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, cooking oil, rice and beans. She works seven days out of every week in a shop and sells on a retail basis only. She generates additional income from rental rooms.

Her major business challenges include seasonality, transportation and the ever-increasing prices of commodities in Uganda. She aspires to own a fully stocked retail shop and also to buy a delivery van to ease in transportation.

Gertrude resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and paying utility bills.



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