Robinah is widowed with four children, and all of her children go to school. She also takes care of additional family members (nephews).
She has a charcoal-selling business and has been in this business for 5 years. She has applied for a loan of 2,500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of charcoal. She generates additional income through operating a kiosk and selling piped water. She works from home seven days per week and sells on retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation of bags of charcoal from the villages to her home and also the rainy season, which hinders her movements. She dreams of owning a delivery van to make transportation easier, to become a wholesaler, and also to build rental rooms.
She resides in the family house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.
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.