Aisha is a single mother with one child, who doesn’t go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (two brothers). She has a business selling fresh fruits and has been in this business for four years. She has applied for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of fresh mangoes, paw-paws and oranges. She doesn’t have any other income-generating activity. She works at the market for seven days every week. Her major business challenges include transportation and seasonality. She aspires to grow some of the fruit and also to become a wholesaler of fruits. She resides in her own house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and medications.
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.