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A loan of $175 helped to buy more bags of charcoal.


Hamida's story

Hamida lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is widowed with six children, and five of her children go to school. She doesn’t take care of any additional family members.

Hamida sells charcoal at the market, selling her products on retail basis. She has been in this business for the last 16 years and works seven days a week. She has requested for a loan of 400,000 Uganda shillings from MCDT – SACCO to buy more charcoal bags.

Hamida's major business challenges are transportation and seasonality. Her goals and aspirations are to expand her business so as to serve more customers. She lives in her rented house and the family does not have access to electricity or to piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees and rent.



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