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Sarah is a 37 year married with seven children aged between 3 and 17 years.All of her children goes to school. Mary resides and rents one roomed house where she staying with four people. There is electricity and no piped water at home. Mary takes care of additional family members The family gets three meals a day. She resides and works in semi urban area which in the outskirts of Kampala and works seven days a week. She receives 30 customers a day. Mary sells second hand clothes in Ndeeba Market. She doesn’t incur extra transport cost to and from she buys from her place of work. The major challenges she faces in her business are monthly market dues, medication, feeding the family and increasing prices of clothes. Besides this clothing business she also sells fruits. Mary has been in this business for 9 years and with MCDT for three years servicing her ninth loan working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more bales of clothes Mary is aspiring of seeing her business grow bigger and owning a permanent business structure and home.

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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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  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,940.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD