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Cissy M. lives in Kisaasi, a neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed and has five children, four of whom are in school. Cissy sells used clothes at market for a living and has been in this business for over 10 years. She works six days a week. Her primary business challenges are transportation and the rainy season.

Cissy has requested a loan of 600,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bales of second-hand clothes. Her business goal is to start importing bales of second-hand clothes.

Cissy owns her own home and has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and medication.

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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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  • $1,800
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