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Mary N. lives in the Kyebando Nsooba neighborhood of the city of Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has three children, none of whom are in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her grandchildren). Mary owns retail shop. She has been in this business for six years, and she works seven days out of every week. Mary has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more sugar, salt, soap, and cooking oil. She also generates additional income through rental rooms. The main business challenges for Mary include transport, thieves and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start selling wholesale only. Mary lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include food, 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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