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Donah is twenty-six years old and married with two children between the ages of one and four. One of her children goes to school. Donah also takes care of additional family members. She resides and works in a semi-urban area where she rents a four-room house which has no electricity and no piped water, but the family does get three meals a day.

She doesn’t incur any extra transportation costs for buying her merchandise, because she buys from suppliers who get charcoal from surrounding villages. Donah works seven days a week and sells to an average of twenty customers a day, from all categories of people. She has been in this business for five years. Her major monthly expenses include rent for her business and residence plus medication.

Donah has been with MCDT for two years servicing her fourth loan, and working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. She has hopes of seeing her business grow bigger and eventually owning a permanent business location and home.

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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, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at

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