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Dorah lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed with two children, and both of her children go to school. She operates a beauty salon on a retail basis. She sells her products in a shop that she rents. She works seven days a week. She has been in this business for the last four years.

She has requested a loan of 600,000 UGX from MCDT SACCO to buy a hair dryer, braids and weaves. Her major business challenges are electricity and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to own a fully stocked beauty salon and also to build a house. She lives in a rented house where the family has access to electricity but does not have access to piped water. Her major monthly expenses include school fees, medication 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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