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Teopista lives in Uganda. She is single with 4 children and all go to school. Teopista sells roasted maize from home on a retail basis. She has been in business for the last 7 years and works 7 days a week. She has requested a loan of 800,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy more fresh maize.

Her goals are to build her own shop and also expand her business. Her major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Teopista lives in a rented house. The family does not have access to piped water or electricity. Her monthly expenses are rent, medication and school fees.

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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
    Average annual income
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  • $31,940,600
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  • 2,730.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD