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Jalia is a single mother of five children and all of them are in school. She also takes care of additional family members.

Jalia operates a charcoal store in her home in Nalukolongo, Lubaga Division, Kampala District. She wants to use this loan to buy more bags of charcoal. She has been in this business for ten years.

Besides this charcoal business she also owns rental rooms which bring in additional income to the family. Jalia sells to all categories of people both retail and wholesale. She buys bags of charcoal from the Mubende District and uses public transport to and from Mubende. She is hoping to own a delivery van in the future. Her customers are the local people around the area. She works seven days a week.

Jalia joined MCDT because she wanted to get additional capital for her business. She rents and resides in a one-room house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include rent, school fees and food. Her business challenges include transportation and the rainy season which hinders her movements in the village.

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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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