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Hamida is a single mother of five children and all her children go to school. She has restaurant business and sells to all categories of people at retail prices. She has applied for a loan of 700,000 Ugandan shillings from MCDT SACCO to buy more bunches of bananas, beef, rice, and chicken. Hamida has had this restaurant business for ten years. Besides this business, she also generates additional income by selling bunches of raw bananas. Her major business challenges include seasonality, thieves, and defaulters.

Hamida aspires to see her business grow big so that she owns a fully-stocked restaurant and also can educate her children up to the university level. She works seven days a week and works at the market. She resides in her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and utility bills.

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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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  • $33,819,275
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