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Faridah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with five children and four go to school. She sells charcoal from home on a retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 2 years. She has no additional family members. She works seven days a week. She gets additional income from selling piped water. She has requested for a loan of 700,000 from MCDT SACCO to buy bags of charcoal. Her major challenge includes transportation. She is aspiring of buying a van to ease transportation. She lives in her own house and the family has no access to electricity and piped water. Her major expense includes 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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    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD