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Aisha, a married mother of six children, all in school, also takes care of one orphan. She resides in a two-room rented house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent and feeding the family.

The operator of a beauty salon for 10 years, Aisha works seven days a week and earns additional income through tailoring. She is requesting a loan of 1000000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more boxes of cream relaxers, braids, weaves and a hair dryer. Her major business challenges include seasonality and ever-increasing cosmetics prices in Uganda.

Aisha aspires to see her business grow so that she owns a fully-stocked beauty salon.

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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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