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Pauline is a single mother of four children and all her children go to school. She has a business selling yellow bananas and has been in this business for eight years, selling to all categories of people, both retail and wholesale. Besides these yellow bananas she also generates additional income through selling onions and tomatoes. She has applied for a loan of Uganda shillings 1,500,000 from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bunches of yellow bananas.

Pauline works six days a week at the market and at home. Her major business challenges include seasonality and transportation of bunches of yellow bananas. She is aspiring of selling only on wholesale and also aspires to own a delivery van to ease transportation. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include electricity food 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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