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Mariam is a single mother of four children, all of whom go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members. Mariam has a business of selling green bananas and has been doing this for 10 years. She has applied for a loan of 2000000 Ugandan shillings from MCDTSACCO to buy more bunches of green bananas. Mariam works six days a week at the market, and sells on a retail basis only. Her major business challenges include seasonality and defaulters. She aspires to become a wholesaler and also to build her own house. She resides in a rented house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, rent and paying for 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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