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Cathy lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with four children, three attending school. She has been selling charcoal in the market at retail for the last 10 years, working seven days a week. She does not have another source of income.
She has requested for a loan of 600,000 UGX from MCDT- SACCO to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell. Her challenges include transportation. Her dream is to become a wholesaler. She joined MCDT because of the school fees loan product.
She rents a house with access to electricity but no piped water. Her major 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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD