Hadjah is married with two children, both of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for many years. She has applied for a loan of 2,500,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy more bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, bags of rice, cooking oil and bags of bread. She generates additional income from rental houses and selling charcoal. She works at the market seven days out of every week and sells on a retail basis. Her major business challenges include transportation and thieves. She is aspiring to own a fully stocked shop and also to build more 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.