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Ziriya is married with four children and all her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members. She has a business of selling sweet potatoes and has been in this business for 6 months.

She has applied for a loan of 200,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT-SACCO to buy more bags of sweet potatoes. She generates additional income through selling tomatoes and Royco (packaged food mixes). She works at the market six days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and thieves.

Ziriya is hoping to buy land in the future so as to start growing sweet potatoes and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house where the family has no access to electricity or piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent 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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