A loan of $200 helped to buy more bales of used clothes.

Mariam's story

Mariam is married with five children and three of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

She has a business selling used clothes and has been in this business for 8 years. She has applied for a loan of 500,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bales of used clothes. She generates additional income through selling vegetables. She works at the market seven days a week and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include thieves and seasonality.

She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to get enough profits so as to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity but not to piped water. She decided to join MCDT-SACCO because she wanted to acquire more capital. Her monthly expenses include school and feeding the family.

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