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Samali is married with five children, and all of them do go to school. She doesn’t take care of additional family members.

She has a business of a retail shop and has been in this business for 8 years. She has applied for a loan of 600,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more salt, soap, cooking oil, soft drinks and bread. She generates additional income through selling piped water.

She works from home and sells at both retail and wholesale seven days out of every week. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters.

She is aspiring of owning a wholesale shop and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house, and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.

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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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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  • $28,654,375
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  • 2,567.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD