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Peninah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is single and has four children, one of whom is in school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. Peninah has a business selling charcoal. She has been in this business for 10 years, and she works seven days out of every week. Peninah sells her products in a shop, by means of retail. Peninah has requested a loan of 1,500,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bags of charcoal. She also generates additional income through selling piped water. The main business challenge(s) for Peninah include thieves and transportation. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to start selling at wholesale and to build rental rooms. Peninah lives in a home that she owns. She has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family

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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
  • 231
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  • $31,019,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD