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Norah is widowed with six children; none of her children goes to school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). She owns a stall at her home in Naguru selling charcoal and bananas. She wants to use this loan to buy more bags of charcoal and to pay school fees for her grandchildren.

Norah buys bags of charcoal from villages of Luwero District and uses public transport to and from shopping. Besides this stall business she also gets additional income from rental rooms. She sells to all categories of people both retail and wholesale and works six days a week. Her business challenges include transporting of bags of charcoal from Luwero district to her stall.

Norah is aspiring of seeing her business grow big and hopes to start selling wholesale only and also to educate her grandchildren up to university. She decided to work with MCDT because they were cooperative.

Norah resides in and owns a three-roomed house and the family has access to electricity but no piped water. Her monthly expenses includes food, school fees and paying electricity bills.

Additional Information


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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