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Imelda lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed and has 6 children, one of whom is in school. She also takes care of additional family members (grandchildren). Imelda has a restaurant business. She has been in this business for over 10 years, and she works 7 days out of every week. Imelda sells her products from home. Imelda has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings from MCDT SACCO, which she will use to buy more bunches of bananas, bags of rice, chicken, beef, sweet and Irish potatoes, and cassava. She also generates additional income through selling piped water and renting rooms. The main business challenge(s) for Imelda include transportation, defaulters, and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations for her business are to own a fully-stocked restaurant. Imelda lives in a home that she owns; she has access to electricity and has access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include feeding the family and buying 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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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $33,852,025
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  • 2,598.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD