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Hellen is married to a builder and they have four children who all go to school. Hellen doesn’t take care of additional family members. She owns a sweet and yellow banana stall in Kalerwe market. She works in a semi-urban area and works seven days week. She wants to use this loan of 300,000/= to buy more bunches of sweet and yellow bananas. Besides this banana business, she also owns a mini-restaurant. Her major customers are cyclists and the community around her business. Her business challenge is the seasonality (rainy season) because she works from a floody place and this hinders her customers from reaching her. She aspires to see her business grow big and to start going directly to the farmers for her bananas. She decided to join MCDT because she wanted to increase her capital. Hellen resides in and rents her two-room house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water . Her monthly expenses include school fees, food 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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