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Betty lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with thirteen children, and ten of them go to school. She takes care of other additional family members.

Betty sells fruits and vegetables at the market. She operates her business on a retail basis. She works seven days a week and has been in this business for the last 18 years.

She has requested a loan of 1,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy watermelon, passion fruits, pineapples, oranges and mangoes. Her major business challenges are transportation, thieves and seasonality. She is aspiring of seeing her business grow bigger and to start selling on a wholesale basis only and also to educate her children up to university.

She lives in her own house where the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and feeding the family.

Additional Information


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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    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD